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Press Release: Pregnant nurse attacked while NSHA says investigating safety concerns a waste of time

A nurse was attacked and sent to hospital days after the Nova Scotia Health Authority called a request for an independent violence in the workplace risk assessment a ‘waste of time’, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “This nurse, 33 weeks pregnant, while being attacked by a patient was left completely vulnerable because her personal security […]

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Press Release: Essential Services Agreement in place for IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions welcomed a decision by the Nova Scotia Labour Board which concluded an essential services agreement for health care workers at the IWK. The Labour Board decision rejected the IWK’s request that the Council of Unions provide additional notice periods beyond that required in the Trade Union Act in […]

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NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) – a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our members who are having mental health issues […]

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Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer’s representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of bargaining significantly over the last […]

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Press Release: NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has a responsibility to release Code Census data that highlights the crisis taking place at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and puts patients and workers at risk says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Stephen McNeil keeps denying the crisis in health care and the NSHA has information that shows just how […]

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Press Release: Health care crisis reaches dangerous tipping point

Conditions at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department have reached a dangerous tipping point where patient and health care worker safety are at-risk, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Last night at the HI Emergency Department there were up to 17 ambulances backed up, waiting over 10 hours to get the emergency care they need,” says MacLean. […]

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Press Release: NSGEU President asks Premier to meet him at Emergency Department to see the crisis for himself

NSGEU President Jason MacLean asks Stephen McNeil to meet him at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department today, or any day, so he can see the crisis in health care first hand. “If the Premier can schedule a trip all the way to China to pursue economic opportunities, his words not mine, I would think he […]

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