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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 conference 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.

May 9, 2017 - 7:56am •
Sisters and Brothers, On May 9, 1992, an explosion at the Westray Mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia killed 26 miners working underground.  It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in Canadian history and led to new Criminal Code provisions – known as the Westray Law – that made it possible to prosecute corporate criminal negligence. You can find below information in regards to the event taking place on May 9 at the Westray Miners Memorial Park.
May 2, 2017 - 3:47pm •
Laurie Ann Wesselby (USGE 60128 and VP of the Greater Moncton Area Council) and Bernard Simard (USGE 60142) attended the ceremony organized by the Moncton District Labour Council to lay a wreath in memory of the workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job.  
May 2, 2017 - 3:37pm •
April 12, 2017 - 8:50am •
April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning – a day where we take the time to remember workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace incidents.  
April 12, 2017 - 7:34am •
Metro Halifax will be publishing a special feature "Understand and Appreciating Unions" on April 24th.  This is a copy of our ad that will be published along with the article below.  
October 25, 2016 - 9:46am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2016 The Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland Votes in Solidarity with #MakeMuskratRight Campaign
April 29, 2016 - 12:41pm •
April 27, 2016 - 8:06am •
Day of Mourning sees call for asbestos ban   On Thursday, April 28, the flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half-mast and people across the country will light candles, don ribbons and remember colleagues, friends and family who have been killed because of workplace-related hazards and incidents.   
April 19, 2016 - 12:39pm •
A big thank you to PSAC members who lobbied their local MP to repeal sections of Bill C-4 (2013) that restrict collective bargaining rights and put the health and safety of our members at risk. We met with the following MPs: Prince Edward Island Sean Casey, Charlottetown Lawrence MacAulay, Cardigan Wayne Easter, Malpeque Robert Morrissey, Egmont
April 15, 2016 - 12:22pm •
PSAC Statement. List of events can be found below.

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