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MEDIA RELEASE: Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

Today, the NSGEU released a report outlining a number of serious concerns our members have regarding patient safety as a result of a continued year-over-year increase in the number of patients registered at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (HI ED). This report, entitled, Code Critical, was developed by a working committee comprised of NSGEU staff, legal […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Keep Hospitals & Health Care Public

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 We were deeply disturbed to learn that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is once again spending public dollars investigating the possibility of entering into a P3 deal to fund our province’s public hospitals. “This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Unions File Labour Practice Complaint Against NSHA, IWK

The Health Care Bargaining Council today made a formal bargaining complaint with the Labour Board against the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the employers are refusing to table proposals for three crucial benefits in the […]

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No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

The NSGEU’s Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. “It is unfortunate we couldn’t get a deal at the table over the last two days,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova […]

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STATEMENT: NSGEU Stands With Teachers As Liberals Lock Children Out of Schools

Saturday, December 3, 2016 We have just learned that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is continuing its unjust crusade against public sector workers in this province, introducing yet another piece of legislation designed to undermine the collective bargaining process and force government’s will upon public sector workers. This is the sixth time Premier McNeil has proven […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Advises Education Support Staff to Refuse Struck Work

The NSGEU has learned today that some school board administrators are trying to undermine impending job action of teachers by asking our members to violate the Department of Education’s own provincial guidelines. These guidelines state that the responsibility of safety and well-being cannot be transferred or delegated to a non-teaching staff member. This means that […]

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Media Release: Department of Justice Should Improve Courtroom Safety – Not Make it Worse: says NSGEU President MacLean

Instead of putting in measures to make courtrooms and prisoner escorts safer, NSGEU has learned the Department of Justice is planning to make the situation riskier for Deputy Sheriffs and the public. “Decision makers in the Department of Justice are making policy decisions that will impact our health and safety based on budgets rather than […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls On Government to Act on Safety Recommendations

After a frightening incident at the Halifax provincial courts on Monday, Deputy Sheriffs and their union representatives are calling on government to finally act on the many outstanding recommendations made in a recent safety assessment. “Deputy Sheriffs responded very well to a dangerous situation that could have gotten out of hand very easily,” said NSGEU […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls For Improved Safety, Staffing at Emerald Hall

Staff members who work with Nova Scotia’s most developmentally delayed and mentally ill adult patients are raising the alarm over inadequate staffing and serious health and safety issues at Emerald Hall. In light of a recent incident reported in the media, the union held a meeting with members who work on this unit, which houses […]

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