Health and safety is an essential part of our union’s work. CUPE members face a wide range of hazards. We provide tools, resources and training to help members stay healthy and safe and to encourage activism. We also conduct research on current and emerging health and safety hazards.
The Strategic Directions document approved at the 2015 CUPE National Convention calls for 2016 to be the Year of Health and Safety. To promote health and safety, CUPE will support each division holding a Health and Safety Conference in 2016. CUPE will also be providing educational materials and staff assistance to each division putting together a conference.