“Even though they work in an often hostile environment, they shouldn’t have to fear for their safety at work.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The next workplace visit to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital will be on November 27. BCGEU/NUPGE members are invited to provide feedback on any work-related concerns.
The NSGEU/NUPGE has been leading the charge to improve the psychological health and safety of workers in Nova Scotia since 2010.
“Things have reached a boiling point and the workers felt that there was no other alternative than to have a public demonstration.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
A roundtable on post-traumatic stress disorder being held in Ottawa is benefiting from the participation of Vince Savoia and actor Enrico Colantoni.
“We know when staff aren’t safe that means the patients aren’t safe either." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Our workers shouldn’t be subjected to assaults. They know their jobs are important and need to be done, but they reasonably feel that the province should strive to keep them safe." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Over five years the program has been delivered to 14,201 participants in Nova Scotia. The program is also being delivered in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island and with inquiries coming from across Canada.
“Enough is enough. It’s time to listen to those who provide the hands-on, life-giving care for our most vulnerable neighbours and family members." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The health and safety of the workers is being repeatedly jeopardized because of the incompetence seen in the design and construction of the facility." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President