NSGEU nurses truly are with their patients every step of the way. You have been tireless advocates, speaking out on issues of patient safety and pushing for the introduction of mandatory minimum nurse to patient ratios, to ensure safe staffing levels in our hospitals. NSGEU nurses truly are leading the way, calling for much-needed improvements […]
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NSGEU President Joan Jessome is interviewed by CTV’s Rick Grant for response to the governments posting of serious and fatal patient safety errors in hospitals over the last 6 months.
It has come to our attention that Capital Health is denying they have a policy of not replacing the first sick call. Here is a copy of a memo that outlines that policy: Sent: August 6, 2013 2:24 PM Subject: Approval for Overtime- Managers ONLY Hi all, Last Friday a memo came from Paula […]
At 8:45 a.m. today, your bargaining committee returned to mediation at the request of Bruce Outhouse. Before heading into mediation, NSGEU President Joan Jessome spoke with members of the media, and mentioned that your bargaining committee met over the weekend and agreed to introduce a substantially altered position in hopes of reaching an agreement with […]
Nurses in Nova Scotia’s biggest hospitals are exhausted and floors are understaffed. That’s not safe for patients. Mandated nurse to patient ratios are a cost-effective solution. Better care means savings The evidence is clear: safe RN staffing levels, especially mandated ratios, keep patients healthier and cut overall health care costs through: Fewer post-discharge ER […]
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 […]
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 […]