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Health and safety

PSAC is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers. Staff work closely with local occupational health and safety committees, lobby for better health and safety laws and negotiate health and safety provisions in collective agreements. 

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Regional Council works with the REVP and staff to plan and deliver a two conferences, one in Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Maritimes, each cycle.

The national Health and Safety Program provides a range of services for members directed by Conventions, the National Board of Directors and the Alliance Executive Committee.

Health Care Town Hall

September 15, 2014 •

Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic joined members from UVAE at a Town Hall Meeting on Health Care recently sponsored by the Council of Canadians and CUPE. Presenters included Maude Barlow, Paul Moist and Mike McBain.

Stand Up for Health Care Rally

September 15, 2014 •

A rally was held on August 29th to send a strong message to the Provincial Premiers and Territorial leaders who were meeting in Charlottetown. Leaders were asked to "take a stand on healthcare" and stop Federal cuts to health transfers. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic, joined members in the march.

Take a Stand for Public Medicare

August 15, 2014 •

The PEI Health Coalition invites PSAC members to join them in a March & Rally, Friday August 29th at 12 p.m. The march will start from Trinity United Church and continue to the Convention Centre. For more information, please see attached poster.

Bill C-4 Changes - Right to Refuse Provisions

June 24, 2014 •

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code Part II received Royal Assent in December 2013. Please be advised that the coming into force date of the amendments to Part II of the Canada Labour Code has been set for October 31, 2014 by Treasury Board.

Mental Health Awareness Week (May 5-11, 2014)

May 5, 2014 •
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
 
Mental Health Awareness week is  an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May (May 5-11)  to encourage people to discuss, learn, reflect and get involved on all issues relating to mental health.

National Day of Mourning 2014 (RECAP)

April 29, 2014 •

April 28 is a National Day of Mourning that commemorates workers who are killed or injured on the job each year, or who die from work-related diseases.  This day provides us the opportunity to remember these workers in public events.  However, the Day of Mourning is also a time to insist that all levels of government must take an active role in enforcing existing health and safety laws and by doing so, prosecute violations when a  worker is killed or seriously injured.

Statement on National Day of Mourning

April 25, 2014 •

April 28 is a National Day of Mourning that commemorates workers who are killed or injured on the job each year, or who die from work-related diseases.  This day provides us the opportunity to remember these workers in public events.  However, the Day of Mourning is also a time to insist that all levels of government must take an active role in enforcing existing health and safety laws and by doing so, prosecute violations when a  worker is killed or seriously injured.

Thirteenth Annual Provincial Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. All Islanders are invited to join with us in remembering workers who were injured or lost their lives on Island work sites. Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at Province House. A reception will follow the ceremony. See poster attached.

April 28 - National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. On this day, we mourn, but it is also a time to insist that all levels of government do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. In 2013, 34 Nova Scotians lost their lives.

For additional information please see attached poster.

Atlantic Council Health & Safety Committee Mandate and Plan (2011 - 2014)

January 31, 2014 •

Attached is the Atlantic Council Health & Safety Committee Mandate and Plan (2011 - 2014)

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