Register Now for our Annual Health & Safety Dinner

Time is running out to register members of your union Local for our annual Health & Safety Dinner!

Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm
Cambridge Newfoundland Club

You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of union members in keeping their workplaces safe. Consider sending all your members who serve on your workplace health and safety committees as a reward for their dedication: at $31, this is a cost-effective way to say thank-you to your member-volunteers.

Attendees will meet fellow health & safety activists from other unions in Waterloo Region and Guelph, and be treated to an address by CUPE Health & Safety representative Blain Morin.

Click here for our registration form.

 

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Kill a Worker, Go to Jail

tribute to Nick LalondeKitchener, ON, October 18, 2013 – Labour Council President Marc Xuereb is calling for a police investigation into the death of construction worker Nick Lalonde in Waterloo last Friday.  “Someone must be held responsible for this tragedy,” Xuereb said.  “If the construction company is found negligent in its duty to provide a safe working environment for its employees, and that negligence results in a death, then the company’s CEO and Directors deserve criminal charges.”

 

 

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Nominate Someone for the Annual Occupational Health and Safety Award


Each year the WHSC, in conjunction with the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, presents a plaque to a health and safety activist who has been nominated by their Local Union and selected by the Labour Council.  The criteria for this award is as follows:

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2013 Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning calls for greater protection of workers

by Linda Givetash, for The Record, April 28, 2013

Marc2.pngKITCHENER — About 150 people gathered in Victoria Park on Sunday for the National Day of Mourning to honour the hundreds of workers that die each year in Canada.

In Ontario alone, 298 workers were killed on the job in 2012, according to Marc Xuereb, president of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council.

See full article at http://www.therecord.com/news-story/2627903-national-day-of-mourning-calls-for-greater-protection-of-workers/.

Click on image at left for more photos from the event.

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2013 Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning calls for greater protection of workers

by Linda Givetash, for The Record, April 28, 2013

Labour Council President Marc Xuereb at Day of Mourning eventKITCHENER — About 150 people gathered in Victoria Park on Sunday for the National Day of Mourning to honour the hundreds of workers that die each year in Canada.

In Ontario alone, 298 workers were killed on the job in 2012, according to Marc Xuereb, president of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council.

See full article at http://www.therecord.com/news-story/2627903-national-day-of-mourning-calls-for-greater-protection-of-workers/.

Click on image at left for more photos from the event.

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