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CUPE health and safety activists from across the province will be gathering in a few days to attend CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference (November 15-17th, 2007).

This year’s theme is “Our Environment, Our Health.” The conference will focus on the positive effect workplace activists have on the workplace and on worker health when they engage in educational measures geared towards injury prevention, but also the lasting impact of restorative action taken by activists to ensure tragedies of the past will not be part of our working futures.

The keynote speaker this year is Chuck Puchmayr, MLA Opposition critic for Labour & WorkSafe BC. CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill will deliver his keynote address on Thursday. CUPE National president Paul Moist and BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair will also address the conference.

Workshops include discussions on the Safe Return to Work, Violence in the Workplace, Criminal and Administrative Liabilities, Taking Back our Joint Committees, Occupational Diseases, and Safety and Young Workers.