Author Archive | Holly Fraughton

MEDIA RELEASE: NSHA Ordered to Conduct Safety Assessment at East Coast Forensic Hospital

The Nova Scotia Labour Board has ordered the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) to conduct a comprehensive violence in the workplace health and safety assessment of the East Coast Forensic Hospital (ECFH). This assessment must be conducted by an independent expert, as the Labour Board found it was “urgently needed.” This order comes after a […]

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Media Release: New Executive Elected, Key Resolutions Passed

During the final day of NSGEU’s Triennial Convention, the NSGEU’s Executive team – consisting of President, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents, and Secretary-Treasurer – was re-elected by delegates. Jason MacLean, a Correctional Officer from Sydney, was re-elected as the union’s President. “I am incredibly honoured to be re-elected by delegates to continue to serve as […]

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Union Matters: What are Labour Councils?

This week, host Mary Otto sit down with the President of the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council (HDDLC), Suzanne MacNeil about what Labour Councils do, and the role they play in the overall labour movement. Full transcript of podcast: Hi and welcome to the NSGEU podcast Union Matters. My name’s Mary [Otto] and I’m going […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 2019/2020 Provincial Budget “Epic Disappointment”

Premier Stephen McNeil has once again delivered a budget that is pennywise, but pound foolish, as his government fails, once again to invest in essential resources to support our frontline healthcare workers and social workers. “This budget is an epic disappointment,” said NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “This government has tunnel vision, and is only able […]

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Union Matters: Political Action Committee

This week, host Mary Otto sits down with fellow members of the NSGEU’s Political Action Committee (PAC), to find out what it’s like to get involved in politics and the union! Featured on this episode are Hugh Gillis (a Correctional Officer from Local 480); Robert MacDonald (an Operational Support worker at SMU from Local 170); […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: HI Emergency Department Reaches Boiling Point

The situation at the Halifax Infirmary emergency department has reached a boiling point, as nurses’ pleas to call “Code Orange” (a special alert usually reserved for incidents with mass casualties) were denied on Wednesday evening. At one point, 99 patients were in the department, with just three doctors on rotation and three fewer RNs than […]

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