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The newly published health and safety guideline Enough overwork: Taking action on workload has just been mailed to all CUPE locals.

Written to fuel progressive change on overwork, the new guideline gives you the arguments your local needs to bring workload issues to the table at joint health and safety committee meetings, one of the key strategies advised by the Health and Safety Branch.

Enough overwork was written with direct input from CUPE members from across the country who attended the 8th National Health and Safety Conference in Montreal in February 2001. The guideline helps put members’ words, ideas and experiences into action. The document can also be used as a discussion paper at local union meetings to prepare the ground for workplace action on overwork.

The guideline is an important tool to tackle overwork as a health and safety issue. To order additional copies, contact the Health and Safety Branch at health_safety@cupe.ca, phone (613) 237-1590 or fax (613) 233-3438. Or, download a copy from the website at cupe.ca/downloads/overworkguideline.pdf .