“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.
"The NSGEU/NUPGE is ready to work with government and help find solutions for patients, seniors and families who need reliable health care." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Every Nova Scotian should be able to get the care they need, no matter where they live." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“We are asking the public to drive with awareness and if they see a vehicle with lights at the side of the road, to please slow down and move over. These roads are their workplaces and we all have a responsibility to keep them safe.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
[This] announcement, while flashy, has left more questions than answers. There is one thing for certain, every community in Nova Scotia must now be asking themselves: are we next?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"This is not an isolated incident, nurses and health care workers are telling us that the lack of staff and broken equipment is an issue in hospitals and health care facilities across the entire province." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
If they give a strike mandate, NSGEU/NUPGE President Jason MacLean says his members at the IWK Health Centre could take job action as soon as next month.
Code Census happens when the emergency department is so overcrowded it is deemed unsafe. Staff in other departments then have 30 minutes to prepare to accept more patients in order to free up beds in emergency.