Workers’ health and safety the bottom line, forum told

How much money our members earn makes no difference if they don’t get back home alive, Senior Health and Safety Officer Troy Winters told the H&S Forum.

“If our members’ job takes even one day away from their ability to live life to its fullest, we are not doing our job of keeping our workplaces safe,” Winters said, stressing the importance of health and safety committees in building strong locals.

Agreement between Canada and Netflix sets a dangerous precedent

CUPE and its communications sector provincial council (CPSC) are asking to have the terms of the agreement negotiated by Minister Mélanie Joly with Netflix made public.

CUPE is one of the founding members of the Coalition pour la culture et les médias, which made the same request on Monday at a press conference in Montréal.

“It’s unacceptable for the Canadian government to be negotiating a mutual agreement behind closed doors that favours a multinational Internet corporation over its Québec and Canada-based competitors,” stated CUPE-Québec president Denis Bolduc.