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Press Release: NSGEU stands united with teachers

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The McNeil Liberals have spent four years dismantling the health system while front line health care workers were locked out of the process and now the system is in crisis. McNeil is bringing the same misguided centralization scheme to education that will hurt student performance and create chaos in[...]

Press Release: NSGEU President asks Premier to meet him at Emergency Department to see the crisis for himself

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean asks Stephen McNeil to meet him at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department today, or any day, so he can see the crisis in health care first hand. "If the Premier can schedule a trip all the way to China to pursue economic opportunities, his words not mine, I would[...]

Press Release: Health Care Crisis can no longer be ignored by McNeil

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"It's time for Stephen McNeil to put away his passport, stay in the province, look at the facts, and admit there is a crisis in health care so his government can start working on solutions," says Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU. "Members are telling us that right now at the Halifax Infirmary pa[...]

Press Release: NSGEU Spells It Out for McNeil Liberals: There is a crisis in health care

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Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals have turned their backs on patients, families, nurses, health care professionals, and doctors who have all been telling him there is a crisis in health care. A new NSGEU on-line campaign spells it out for the McNeil Liberals and asks them to stop denying t[...]

McNeil must take ownership for the health care crisis he helped create

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Nova Scotia's Auditor General did his job; now it's time for Stephen McNeil to do his and take action to fix the current crisis in health care, says NSGEU Second Vice-President Kim Jenkins. "The past few days Stephen McNeil has attacked the credibility of the Auditor General and his staff, someth[...]

PRESS RELEASE: NSGEU calls on McNeil Liberals to keep our blood supply safe and available for patients

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Protecting people from pay-for-plasma corporate interest is critical to keep our public healthcare system safe and available to every patient who need it, says Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union President Jason MacLean. Documents made public by the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party[...]

Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil's watch

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The McNeil government is putting the safety of children and families at risk by leaving Child Protection Social Workers over-worked and under-resourced says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. "Child Protection Social Workers are responsible for assessing and protecting the safety and well being of ki[...]

Government agrees to include cuts to Service Award in its judicial review of Bill 148

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Nova Scotia Government and General Employee Union President Jason MacLean is pleased that the Premier has amended their judicial review of Bill 148 to include the articles that strips working people of benefits they earned in previous collective agreements. "We have been clear from the beginning [...]

Public sale of cannabis best for public health

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The Government should protect public health and keep the sale and distribution of cannabis under public control concludes a report commissioned by the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). "We have an opportunity to get this right," says Jason MacLean, President of the NSG[...]

McNeil Government to Blame for Shortage of Deputy Sheriffs in Courts

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean says that Judge Hoskins called out the wrong person when he threatened to put an acting supervisor in contempt. "The lack of Deputy Sheriffs in courtrooms is the responsibility of Stephen McNeil and any blame should be placed squarely on his shoulders and those of hi[...]
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