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

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“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 membe[...]

Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

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Today, March 27, the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions is asking the Nova Scotia Labour Board to settle all remaining issues and finalize the IWK Essential Services Agreement. The Council of Unions has reached the conclusion that the remaining issues can not be resolved through negotiatio[...]

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

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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 b[...]

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

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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[...]

Press Release: Health care crisis reaches dangerous tipping point

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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 t[...]

Opening of the Legislature

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Tomorrow the Nova Scotia Legislature, the People’s House, opens for the next legislative session. For five years Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government have ignored, shushed, and dismissed the hard working people of our province.  Many of you, as NSGEU members, see the damage the McNeil arrogance[...]

Press Release: NSGEU stands united with teachers

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The McNeil Liberals have spent four years dismantling the health system while front line health care workers were locked out of the process and now the system is in crisis. McNeil is bringing the same misguided centralization scheme to education that will hurt student performance and create chaos in[...]

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

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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[...]

Press Release: Health Care Crisis can no longer be ignored by McNeil

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"It's time for Stephen McNeil to put away his passport, stay in the province, look at the facts, and admit there is a crisis in health care so his government can start working on solutions," says Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU. "Members are telling us that right now at the Halifax Infirmary pa[...]

Press Release: NSGEU Spells It Out for McNeil Liberals: There is a crisis in health care

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Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals have turned their backs on patients, families, nurses, health care professionals, and doctors who have all been telling him there is a crisis in health care. A new NSGEU on-line campaign spells it out for the McNeil Liberals and asks them to stop denying t[...]
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