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NSGEU Home Care Workers: Bringing Health Care Home

Today, the NSGEU is launching an online advertising campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the work our home care members deliver throughout the province. The campaign will be featured on a wide range of media sites as “pre-roll” video, played before and during other video content. We understand that your profession has faced […]

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Local 37 – Guysborough County Home Support Agency Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 37 members, Your Bargaining Committee met with your employer on Thursday, September 20th to exchange proposals. Copies of the proposals will be mailed out to all members of Local 37. You can also click here to view and download a copy of the proposals. The bargaining proposals do not include any wage proposals as […]

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NS Workplace Safety Action Plan Online Survey-Have Your Say

Good afternoon, Are you an NSGEU member working in a group home, long-term care or in home support? The following survey is a joint project of AWARE-NS, Nova Scotia’s Departments of Health and Wellness, Labour and Advanced Education, and Community Services, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and WCB Nova Scotia. The goal […]

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Home Support Members: Update on “Performance Based” Contracts

NSGEU representatives attended a Department of Health and Wellness/Nova Scotia Health Authority (DHW/NSHA) presentation regarding the current status of the Home Support service agreements on Tuesday, January 31st. As most of you are aware, the new “performance based” contracts were originally set to take effect on February 1st, 2017. One of the most significant features […]

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Home Support Locals Bargaining Update

Home Support Locals Bargaining Update Dear member, In the Fall of 2015, NSGEU held a home support bargaining strategy session, which was attended by your home support bargaining and essential services representatives. During the session, members identified a number of priority issues for bargaining. A bargaining input survey was developed with the intent of sending […]

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Update on Home Support RFP

Dear Home Support Members: Last week, we received notice from the Department of Health and Wellness that they plan to continue to try and work with all current home care providers, though they will not rule out the possibility of tendering out and further privatizing the service at a later date. Here is a copy […]

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You’re Invited: Province-Wide Rally for Home Support, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WHAT: Province-wide rally for home support workers WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th, noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: 10  9 locations (see table below) The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network, NSGEU, NSNU and CUPE are holding province-wide demonstrations on Wednesday, May 6th from noon to 1 p.m. We are calling on all home support workers to come […]

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Emergency Call: Home Support Services at Risk!

WHAT: Telephone town hall meeting, Home Support WHEN: Thursday, March 26th, 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, March 26th, the NSGEU is holding an emergency telephone town hall meeting with all Home Support members to discuss the government’s decision to further privatize the province’s home support services, and how this decision may impact you. The meeting will […]

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Local 37 – Special Meeting: Monday, 9-Feb-2015

Joan Jessome, NSGEU President, will be hosting a meeting with Guysborough County Home Support. The meeting is to discuss the government’s recent move to have a procurement consultant make recommendations regarding tendering for home care services across the province. The tendering process may mean the privatization of home support services if private-for-profit companies win the […]

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