statement was sent to Workers' Forum by Sandra
Mullen on behalf of herself and NSGEU President Jason Maclean.
On the upcoming annual Day of Mourning, we are and continue to
the biggest fight for safety of our over 30,000 members here in the
province of Nova Scotia. As we reflect on the past year and the
situation that we are facing in the recovery from this pandemic this is
To address the safety concerns of all
frontline workers, we must
first ensure all workplaces have strong, functioning joint occupational
health and safety committees, as outlined under the provincial Occupational
Health and Safety Act.
These committees must meet regularly to ensure staff and management are
aware of potential hazards
and safety issues in the workplace, so they may work proactively to get
the proper policies, procedures and equipment -- including Personal
Protective Equipment -- in all workplaces.
This article was published in
April 28, 2021 - No.