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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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An Important Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

Good afternoon, Home support services in Nova Scotia are needed today more than ever: there are more people who find themselves in need of the valuable service you provide. Because of this, we are seeing more and more private, for-profit agencies emerging throughout the province. In order to attract workers, they generally offer similar wages […]

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Home support services at risk!

**Please note: this is an article that appeared in the Summer issue of The Stand.** Since December 2014, the Liberal government has been exploring opportunities to further contract out (and privatize) all home support services in Nova Scotia. Today, there are more than 20 companies providing home support services in the province. The NSGEU represents […]

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Update: Home Support Services

Since December 2014, the Liberal government has been exploring opportunities to further contract out (and privatize) all home support services in Nova Scotia. Today, there are more than 20 companies providing home support services in the province. The NSGEU represents approximately 1,900 home support workers and schedulers working for 11 of these companies, which are […]

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Bridgewater Rally to Protect Home Care – Monday, July 6, 2015

NS Citizens’ Health Network is holding a rally! Bridgewater Rally to Protect Home Care Monday, July 6 12:45 p.m 425 King Street, Bridgewater MLA Mark Furey’s office NSGEU is encouraging members to attend events organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network regarding the future of home care in Nova Scotia. Bridgewater Rally to […]

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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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Townhall Meeting: Discussion of The Future of Home Care, Tuesday June 16, 2015

Townhall Meeting: The Future of Home Care Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m. Location: Kingston Lions’ Club, 14282 Veterans’ Lane, Kingston The Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network has hosted a series of public town hall meetings on “The Future of Home Care: People or Profit?” over the past few months. The next meeting […]

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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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PUBLIC EVENT: Discussion of The Future of Home Care

Upcoming Meeting Dates: Sydney: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, 10 Wesley Street, Sydney Amherst: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 47 Laplanche Street, Amherst Halifax: Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax The Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health […]

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