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RVP rips Liberals over workplace safety changes

OPSEU Region 1 Regional Vice-President Len Elliott
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OPSEU Region 1 Regional Vice-President Len Elliott wasted no time Thursday when he told MPPs what to do with proposed changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act: scrap them entirely. In remarks to the legislative committee studying Bill 70 (Budget Measures), Elliott said a Liberal plan that would let employers avoid surprise safety inspections by Ministry of Labour inspectors was a threat to the life, health and safety of every worker in the province.

"If this goes through," Elliott told MPPs, "you may have to look a parent, spouse, or the child of a dead worker in the eye and tell them YOU kept the Ministry of Labour inspectors out of their family member's workplace."

Read Len Elliott's full remarks.

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Download OPSEU's submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.