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post traumatic stress disorder

October 17, 2018

"We owe these public servants the same duty of care that we afford to the people they are trying to protect and serve." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

October 28, 2016

“It is noteworthy that the proposed changes will recognize a range of psychological illnesses and injuries that we hope will ensure that all those who need help are able to get it." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

May 4, 2016

When people face financial instability, inadequate housing, poor working conditions, low wages, food insecurity, lack of education (the social determinants of health), it is difficult to maintain positive mental health. By organizing and advocating for good jobs, quality public services, fair labour rights and tax fairness, the National Union has created pressure on governments to improve the health of all Canadians.

February 26, 2016

"Recognizing PTSD as a presumed workplace injury will ensure that our public service workers who do dangerous and stressful work are properly supported by our government.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 6, 2015

A roundtable on post-traumatic stress disorder being held in Ottawa is benefiting from the participation of Vince Savoia and actor Enrico Colantoni. 

November 6, 2015

A roundtable on post-traumatic stress disorder being held in Ottawa is benefiting from the participation of Vince Savoia and actor Enrico Colantoni. 

June 10, 2015

Changes would make coverage accessible to all workers under the Workers Compensation Act.

March 23, 2015

Nova Scotia government is stalling on a bill that would guarantee workers' compensation to emergency responders who develop post-traumatic stress disorder.  

September 26, 2014

NSGEU/NUPGE presses Cape Breton Regional Police to look at post-traumatic stress accommodation.