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September 11, 2015

Halifax (11 Sept. 2015) — The first-ever charge has been laid against an employer under Bill 45, better known as the Westray Bill, in Nova Scotia. The law came into effect as a result of a massive underground mine explosion in 1992 that killed 26 men. 

After the explosion, the labour movement pressured Parliament to pass legislation that amended the Criminal Code of Canada to hold criminally liable employers who failed to take steps to protect the lives of their employees. The Westray Bill provided a new regime outlining the framework of corporate liability in Canada.

August 26, 2015

BCGEU/NUPGE again takes the lead on fighting for workplace safety for corrections and sherriff services members.

April 25, 2014

"To adopt the Standard successfully requires a commitment by senior management and participation by everyone; it is a shared responsibility.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

February 20, 2014

NSGEU/NUPGE celebrates successful first year of the National Standard, promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors.