Occupational Health and Safety

28 Apr 2016

“On April 28, we join with our sisters and brothers and neighbours and friends in mourning for those who have lost their lives through workplace-related events. Then, we once again roll up our sleeves and fight to protect the health and safety of the living.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

05 Feb 2015

“Even though they work in an often hostile environment, they shouldn’t have to fear for their safety at work.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

22 Jul 2016

The Ontario government's introduction of the Social Asisstance Managmenet System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows.

21 Jul 2016

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.       

19 Jul 2016

“This is a symptom of a massive, systemic management problem around violence and psychological safety we see in mental health care." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

18 Jul 2016

“Asking nurses to do double-duty as security personnel runs contrary to the philosophy that there should be a therapeutic relationship between patient and caregiver." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

12 Jul 2016

“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

30 Jun 2016

Vancouver (30 June 2016) — On June 27,  representatives of the B.C. Government and General Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) met with senior WorkSafeBC officials to discuss the dramatic increase in violence inside all 9 provincial jails.

BCGEU/NUPGE pushes for action on increased violence in jails

Representing BCGEU/NUPGE was Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President & Chair of Component 1, Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice-Chair, Brandon Cox, Component Executive member and Staff Representative Mike Eso.

The issues raised at the meeting include

27 May 2016

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said the board’s decision represented a huge win for the rights of working people to be represented by a union and to be protected against employer intimidation.

25 May 2016

The BCGEU/NUPGE is encouraged that the government has responded proactively with a province-wide briefing of all community corrections employees in response to this incident.

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