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Help Keep Your Workplace Safe: Join Your Local Health and Safety Committee

Monday, May 29, 2017
To: MoveUP Members at CMBC

The Joint Worksite Occupational Health and Safety Committee at your location needs your help.  We are looking for members to join the Occupational Health & Safety Committee. This committee is made up of both union members and management who ensure your office/worksite is a safe and healthy environment in which to work.

In accordance with Workers' Compensation Act, Division 4, joint occupational health & safety (OH&S) meetings will take place every month to identify and make recommendations that correct unsafe and unhealthy work environments.  You will conduct worksite inspections and participate in any investigations or inquiries of the workplace.

The time you spend on committee business is paid for by the employer.  In addition, committee members are entitled to eight (8) hours of education leave each year, paid fully by Coast Mountain Bus Company.  We recommend that all committee members take their training through the BC Federation of Labour's Health and Safety Centre.  Here is the link to their website.

If you are interested in joining your Joint Worksite Occupational Health and Safety Committee or would like more information about what is involved in being on this committee, please contact me at

All bargaining unit committee members are appointed by our union's president, David Black, in accordance with our constitution.

In Solidarity,

Alicia Gallo, Vice-President of Combined Units
Stephen Von Sychowski, Union Representative

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