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.
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...
July 22, 2020
We held a press conference today (see below for a youtube video of the conference) Here is our news release...
June 30, 2020
The government’s planned review of the tragic deaths of residents at Northwood Manor is both welcome and necessary, but unfortunately,...
June 17, 2020
On Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) announced they would begin lifting visitor restrictions at hospitals throughout our province....
June 15, 2020
After a six-year struggle, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who work at former CDHA locations will finally see fair recognition for...
April 22, 2020
NSGEU nurses redeployed to Northwood Manor are reporting extremely serious concerns about the health and safety of vulnerable seniors due...
April 16, 2020
A coalition of unions representing more than 40,000 health care workers is launching a new campaign today, asking Nova Scotians to call...