While politicians talk, 1,000 Canadians continue to be killed at work each year. It's time for real action to protect the safety of every worker in every province and territory.
The recent passage of Bill 31, the Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act, through the Manitoba legislature shows workplace health and safety has not yet reached the status of a mainstream issue.
Workplace health issues need to become part of our daily consciousness. Unions can't make that happen on their own.
Work-related stress is on the rise as our workplaces experience increasing demands and reduced resources.
UFCW Canada, along with several other leading voices, will represent the interests of workers and workplace safety on the province’s first-ever Prevention Council.
From 2004-2010, there were 7,045 workplace deaths in Canada, but not a single corporate executive or director has been jailed.
By publicly dismissing an inquiry into mine safety, Ontario Labour Minister Lynda Jeffrey has trivialized scores of deaths and thousands of injuries suffered by miners over the last 30 years.
Today is the Day of Mourning for those killed at work. Years of cuts makes it very difficult for inspectors to do their jobs properly and save lives.
NDP MPP and Employment Standards Critic Cheri DiNovo earlier this week criticized the McGuinty government for its "lack of action on workplace safety."