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Investment in Home Care Good First Step

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Today's government investment of $1.86 million is a good step forward for home care workers and the people they care for, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. "This is a necessary investment that not only supports people getting care at home but also shows the people providing care that their safe[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSHA Ordered to Conduct Safety Assessment at East Coast Forensic Hospital

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The Nova Scotia Labour Board has ordered the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) to conduct a comprehensive violence in the workplace health and safety assessment of the East Coast Forensic Hospital (ECFH). This assessment must be conducted by an independent expert, as the Labour Board found it wa[...]

Media Release: New Executive Elected, Key Resolutions Passed

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During the final day of NSGEU's Triennial Convention, the NSGEU's Executive team - consisting of President, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents, and Secretary-Treasurer - was re-elected by delegates. Jason MacLean, a Correctional Officer from Sydney, was re-elected as the union's President. "I am[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Nurses' Safety Survey Results

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  Earlier this month, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) issued an employee work-life survey, only to pull it offline shortly after it was sent to employees. In response to this, and as a result of the troubling reports we have been hearing from our frontline nursing members, the NSGEU la[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: 2019/2020 Provincial Budget “Epic Disappointment”

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Premier Stephen McNeil has once again delivered a budget that is pennywise, but pound foolish, as his government fails, once again to invest in essential resources to support our frontline healthcare workers and social workers. "This budget is an epic disappointment," said NSGEU President Jason[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: HI Emergency Department Reaches Boiling Point

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The situation at the Halifax Infirmary emergency department has reached a boiling point, as nurses' pleas to call "Code Orange" (a special alert usually reserved for incidents with mass casualties) were denied on Wednesday evening. At one point, 99 patients were in the department, with just three[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Nurses Sounding Alarm on Critical Staffing Shortages

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The nurses and health care workers of NSGEU are speaking out on compromised patient safety in Nova Scotia’s hospitals. At a Local meeting held on Tuesday, March 12th at the NSGEU main office, dozens of nurses gathered to talk about what is going on in the workplace. Their message was clear: the h[...]

Statement on Health Care Crisis from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

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Health care in Nova Scotia is in crisis. Everyone who works in health care knows it. Every person who tries to get health care knows it. Only the McNeil Liberals refuse to acknowledge it. And that's a problem. Every day they bury their head in the sand is another day a family sits in an emerge[...]

Media Release: NSHA Makes Nursing Shortages Worse

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The NSGEU is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) to deal with the critical shortage of nurses working in Nova Scotia's health care system. "Working short is the new normal. This leads to increased use of overtime, which in itself is a symptom of bigger problems. Put simply, there a[...]

Press Release: NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

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Dec. 20, 2018 NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF a.k.a. Burnside) The outcome of the review into death of an inmate has raised concerns for NSGEU correctional staff who work at the CNSCF in Burnside. "One thing has to be made absolutely clear[...]
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