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NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

MEDIA ADVISORY Monday, February 3rd, 2014 PRESS CONFERENCE: NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios  Last week, negotiations between Local 97 (Registered Nurses at CDHA) and the CDHA broke down because the employer has failed to address nurses’ key concerns of scheduling and staffing. The NSGEU has been campaigning for the introduction […]

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NSGEU Local 97, CDHA Nurses, Apply for Conciliation

Halifax – After meeting at the bargaining table for eight days, the bargaining committee representing Local 97 Registered Nurses at Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) and their employer have reached an impasse. The union has now applied to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education for Conciliation services in hopes that an agreement can be […]

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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses Bargaining Reaches Impasse-Union Applies for Conciliation

At negotiations on Wednesday, January 29th, an impasse was reached in bargaining. After eight days at the bargaining table, your employer has refused to satisfactorily address the concerns of the membership of Local 97. We have attached a copy of the employer’s Final Settlement Offer which contains claw backs of some of your existing benefits […]

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Local 97 – Employer’s Response to Proposed Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

Further to the last bargaining update we sent out after your employer presented their “Final Settlement Offer” to the Local 97 bargaining committee on December 13th, 2013, we are now sending along their response to our proposals surrounding minimum mandated nurse-to-patient ratios:  11. Union/Management Quality Care Committee – 27.02(d)  (1)   An Employee who believes that […]

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President Responds to Health Care Consultant’s Comments on CBC Information Morning

I listened with great interest to today’s interview with Mary Jane Hampton on CBC’s Information Morning. While I agree with some of the points this health care consultant makes, I must take exception with her fundamental argument that RNs have “priced themselves out” of the role of providing hands-on care to patients. The NSGEU currently […]

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Video Series: Nurses Put Patient Safety First!

Halifax – Nova Scotia’s new Health Minister recently acknowledged that we will soon face an “alarming” shortage of healthcare professionals in this province, including a shortage of approximately 800 nurses in the next five years. “As the union representing over 2,600 Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia, we can safely say that shortage is already upon […]

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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses Bargaining To Continue January 29 & 30

Bargaining resumed again on Thursday, December 12th. Although very little bargaining occurred, in the afternoon your employer tabled a “Final Settlement Offer.” This offer does not even come close to addressing the proposals your bargaining committee has presented on your behalf regarding nurse-to-patient ratios, work schedules, vacation scheduling or any other substantive proposals. The employer […]

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