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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Nurses' Safety Survey Results

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  Earlier this month, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) issued an employee work-life survey, only to pull it offline shortly after it was sent to employees. In response to this, and as a result of the troubling reports we have been hearing from our frontline nursing members, the NSGEU la[...]

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

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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[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: HI Emergency Department Reaches Boiling Point

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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[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Nurses Sounding Alarm on Critical Staffing Shortages

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The nurses and health care workers of NSGEU are speaking out on compromised patient safety in Nova Scotia’s hospitals. At a Local meeting held on Tuesday, March 12th at the NSGEU main office, dozens of nurses gathered to talk about what is going on in the workplace. Their message was clear: the h[...]

Statement on Health Care Crisis from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

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Health care in Nova Scotia is in crisis. Everyone who works in health care knows it. Every person who tries to get health care knows it. Only the McNeil Liberals refuse to acknowledge it. And that's a problem. Every day they bury their head in the sand is another day a family sits in an emerge[...]

Media Release: NSHA Makes Nursing Shortages Worse

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The NSGEU is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) to deal with the critical shortage of nurses working in Nova Scotia's health care system. "Working short is the new normal. This leads to increased use of overtime, which in itself is a symptom of bigger problems. Put simply, there a[...]

Press Release: NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

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Dec. 20, 2018 NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF a.k.a. Burnside) The outcome of the review into death of an inmate has raised concerns for NSGEU correctional staff who work at the CNSCF in Burnside. "One thing has to be made absolutely clear[...]

Media Release: Formal Complaint Filed Against NSHA/ECFH

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Almost seven months after a pregnant NSGEU member was viciously assaulted while working at the East Coast Forensic Hospital, a co-worker of the victim is filing a formal complaint with the Occupational Health & Safety Division of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. "This issue ha[...]

Media Release: PTSD Regulations Step In Right Direction

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Nova Scotia announced new regulations today, which will ensure more workers will have easy and immediate access to resources to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Amending the Workers Compensation Act to ensure more workers are protected against the harms of workplace trauma was the ri[...]

Media Release: P3 Model Wrong Choice for QEII Redevelopment

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This morning, Stephen McNeil's Liberal government announced their QEII redevelopment plans, which include the eventual decommissioning of part of the Victoria General site and the construction of five new health care buildings in the Halifax area using a P3 model. This means that a private compan[...]
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