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.
February 6, 2023
MEDIA RELEASE: QEII Emergency Department Nurses Speak Out
On January 23rd, nurses working in the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (ED) wrote a letter to the Premier, Minister of...
January 18, 2023
STATEMENT: Changes to Emergency Departments
This morning, the Minister of Health and Wellness and the CEO for Nova Scotia Health (NSH) announced a number of...
November 9, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: South Shore School Support Workers Ratify Agreement, End Strike
Today, striking school support workers on the South Shore voted 98 per cent to accept the new tentative agreement being...
November 8, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Valley School Support Workers Ratify Agreement, End Strike
Today, striking school support workers in the Valley voted by 92.3 per cent to accept the new tentative agreement being...
November 6, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Tentative Agreement Reached for Striking School Support Workers in the Valley
After two long days at the bargaining table with the assistance of a Conciliator on Friday and Sunday, the bargaining...
November 2, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Conciliator Calls Parties Back to the Table
The NSGEU and Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE) have received an invitation from the Conciliation Officer for Local...
November 2, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Education Minister Dodges “Parity” Question in Legislature
Following a week of Education Minister Becky Druhan stating that she “supports parity” for striking education workers, when given the...
November 1, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: Minister Must Explain her Definition of “Parity”
In an email to striking workers, Minister of Education Becky Druhan’s office has said workers should receive wage parity across...
October 31, 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: AVRCE In Violation of Province’s Guiding Principles of Inclusion
The Provincial government has ordered many parents of students with special needs who attend schools in the Annapolis Valley Regional...