MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Releases Report, “Neglecting Northwood”
- Years of government cuts to long term care facilities without understanding the risks this created for the health and safety who live and work there;
- Dismissing infection control concerns raised by Northwood and refusing to fund proposals that would have eliminated the practice of double and triple bunking;
- Delaying the use of Personal Protection Equipment, such as masks, in Northwood even though British Columbia implemented the safety practices in their long-term care facilities three weeks earlier; and
- Not responding quickly enough once the first case of COVID was identified in the facility.
May 7, 2021
Many of Nova Scotia’s home care workers are being denied appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as the third wave of...
May 6, 2021
The NSGEU has been informed of a number of COVID exposures within the 811 call centre, which is operated by...
May 6, 2021
Local 21-Emergency Medical Care Inc.: Notification of media release sent earlier today about EMCI’s failure to protect our members
Dear members, Earlier today President Jason MacLean sent a letter (click here to view) to your employer regarding the exposures...
April 13, 2021
Approximately 844 NSGEU members who work at Dalhousie University in administrative and technical support bargaining unit roles are poised to strike after their...
January 7, 2021
On December 11th, 2020, Nova Scotia Health (NSH) sent a memo to its Health Information Services/Health Records Employees throughout Nova...
December 21, 2020
Dozens of hospital employees across Nova Scotia lose jobs to American-owned company just before the holidays
As a special thank you to our health care heroes for the holidays, Nova Scotia Health (NSH) has announced their plan to...
September 3, 2020
Media Release: NSGEU Doubles Down – Calls for Better Safety Protocols for Students and Staff in Schools
The NSGEU stands with the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union (NSTU) in calling for improved safety in schools, plus a delayed...
August 20, 2020
Today, Premier McNeil was asked about the secretive Northwood Review and the NSGEU’s decision not to participate as information provided...
July 30, 2020
Due to the secretive nature of the Northwood review, NSGEU President Jason MacLean has decided to not take part in...