COVID-19 Prevention for Community and Social Services Workplaces

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As the global pandemic of COVID-19 persists, CUPE wants to ensure that employers and members continue to implement leading practices to prevent workplace exposure to the virus which causes COVID-19. The guidance in this document is specific to addressing the hazard related to COVID-19. It is intended to assist CUPE health and safety activists in their efforts to ensure that …

Joint Statement: COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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CUPE and the other health care unions (AAHP, NAPE, RNUNL, PARNL, and NLMA) have signed on to a joint statement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador which will guide how we use personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care settings. The purpose of the joint statement on PPE is to ensure that all CUPE members have access to appropriate …

Statement: National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

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On April 28, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we remember all the workers we have lost, and we vow to keep fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for everyone. Every year in Canada, around 1000 workers lose their lives on the job. Their deaths are preventable and should not happen. And each …