Occupational Health and Safety Regime
Defend the Rights of Workers to a Safe Working Environment
and broad opposition from workers, unions and
organizations that defend injured workers, the Quebec government is
proceeding with preparations to pass Bill 59, An Act to
modernize the occupational health and safety regime.
The Commission that is studying Bill 59 resumed its sessions on August
17. It is carrying
out a clause-by-clause study of the bill which the Legault government
says it wants passed when the National Assembly reconvenes on September
workers are intensifying their fight against this anti-worker,
anti-social bill. On August 26, they are organizing a
noon-hour demonstration in front of the National Assembly to demand
that the bill not be passed and other actions will follow.
government is serving narrow private interests by treating
workers' health and safety as a cost to employers and treating workers
themselves as if they are disposable. The government no longer permits
workers' organizations to have a say on laws which affect the workers
thereby putting workers' health and lives in danger. It must not pass!
learn more about Bill 59 click here and here.
This article was published in
August 20, 2021 -