Local 97 – CDHA Nurses, Essential Services Legislation Introduced

We are very disappointed to report that your employer has refused to negotiate on the key issues of patient safety, scheduling and sick call replacement, despite the fact we tabled a significantly altered proposal regarding safe staffing levels.

Now, the Liberal government has introduced essential services legislation, which effectively takes away the right to strike for ALL health care and community services workers in the province.

Nurses spoke up on patient safety, and this government is determined to silence them.

This is an attack, not just on nurses, but on all health and community services workers from all unions throughout Nova Scotia. We are outraged, and calling on all members to help us fight this legislation.

This government is not going to allow you to exercise your right to engage in a legal strike. So, we are calling on nurses to meet us tomorrow – Tuesday, April 1st – at shift change, at 7 a.m.

Please call your unit contact to see if you are designated to work under the emergency services plan. If not, or if you are not scheduled to work at all tomorrow, please join us!

We will be meeting at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, located at 1919 Upper Water Street, starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

If you aren’t able to be there for 7 a.m., please join us at the legislature at 9 a.m.

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