“Get ready for the fight of your life.” ― Mike Parker, HSAA President
Workplace violence is a complex issue; however, the bottom line is that no one should have to go to work on a daily basis expecting to be assaulted.
“If this is a signal of a cuts-and-privatization agenda, they need to prepare for the fight of their life." ― Mike Parker, HSAA President
As NUPGE members who work to provide services for seniors can tell you, funding has not kept pace with need.
The secrecy and manipulation the report describes are all too typical of P3s and other privatization schemes.
"It is a result of the tireless work of the LPN reclassification committee and all the LPNs who acted as witnesses during the hearing." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"We have thousands of members employed in this sector, and most are struggling to serve their clients properly without adequate resources and training while earning bottom-of-the-barrel wages. For work this important, there need to be massive improvements. We want to talk about how we can effect this kind of change for everyone involved." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We believe that this decision sends a strong message to other employers in Nova Scotia and are hopeful that this employer will finally take staff safety concerns seriously." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"These people had a collective agreement in place that was ignored. They weren’t provided with proper notice. They weren't even able to remove all of their personal effects from the workplace." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Every second counts when it comes to this vital healthcare service; every time there is a red alert, someone’s life could be at risk.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President