The vast majority of workplace health and safety issues stem from high workload and fast pace of work. Often, employers don’t dedicate enough time or resources to safety training, or give priority to Health and Safety Committees.
Unifor works to eliminate and control hazardous workplace conditions. That includes negotiating access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), workplace health and safety training, work standards, and implementation and adherence to proper safety procedures and protocols.
The union also provides educational material, conducts health and safety training courses and campaigns for better laws and legislation to improve workplace health and safety.