H1N1 Pandemic | National Union of Public and General Employees

H1N1 Pandemic

September 8, 2009

Working with health and social development departments to come up with a plan in case centres are forced to close.

July 20, 2010

Campaign prevented an estimated 900,000 cases of flu, 105,080 visits to doctors, 28,721 emergency visits, 427 hospitalizations, 52 deaths and saved $20 million.

February 13, 2010

'Normal human resource practices' have now resumed across the province.

November 15, 2009

Covers rescheduling of staff to respond to absenteeism resulting from the flu pandemic.

November 6, 2009

President Shelley Ward says it is 'simply the safest thing to do' in the circumstances. A decision will be made later on when to reschedule.

November 5, 2009

Threatening more cuts and layoffs and creating a chill in labour relations.

November 4, 2009

Union accepts request from Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations (NSAHO) to devote full public resources to the situation.

November 3, 2009

'Canada needs to have a planned and coordinated approach in place so that federal, provincial and municipal agencies know what part they will play in managing a crisis.' - Sheila Fraser.

November 1, 2009

'When you receive your H1N1 vaccination, you will also be offered vaccination against seasonal flu.'

October 29, 2009

Advises workers with family services and housing department to 'hold off' until more information is available.