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Failing to protect all front line staff, programs puts patients at risk

Manitoba Government & General Employees Union -

Today, the Minister of Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority outlined how nurses will be impacted by the ongoing changes to Winnipeg’s health care system. The WRHA told media that there will be a job for every nurse and that there will be work elsewhere in the system for nurses who are without a position during the transition. MGEU is very concerned that other members of the health care team are not be treated similarly.

Linking care with security: the Leadership Table and Waypoint


“The health care sector represents less than 12 per cent of Ontario’s workforce, but 4 of the top 10 professions reporting workplace violence are in health care. Meanwhile, CEOs of many hospitals and other health care facilities just look the other way while their staff are assaulted." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

HSAA calls for improved safety for farm workers


"HSAA members are called upon to deal with the results of accidents on farms. As Albertans and as health-care professionals, we have a stake in seeing the rate of accidents, injuries and fatalities reduced. Taking these reasonable measures to prevent worker fatigue, to improve safety education and to improve equipment safety will save lives and prevent injuries." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President

UWOSA Members: Information for Ratification Vote Meeting: August 22nd, Noon to 2 p.m.

University of Western Ontario Staff Association -


When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: North Campus Building**, Room 101


1. Approval of the Agenda

2. Information on Tentative Collective Agreement

3. Question and Answer Period

4. Adjournment

Please bring your Western One ID or photo ID to gain admittance to the meeting.

You are entitled to 2 hours away from work (including your regularly scheduled meal period) to attend this meeting. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.

Polls will open for voting on the ratification of the collective agreement immediately after the meeting until 3:30 pm.

Polls will also be open on Wednesday August 23rd and Thursday 24th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm in UCC Room 255 (UWOSA Office). Highlights of the collective agreement will be available to read prior to voting.

**North Campus Building is located on Perth Drive between the Labatts Visual Arts Centre & Delaware Hall.