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.
The “alarming but not surprising” survey reveals physical violence, verbal abuse, and sexual harassment, poor staffing levels, and inadequate management support.
“Home care workers are some of the most dedicated and compassionate people working in health care and government needs to treat them with the same respect they do other health care professionals.” — 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
"NUPGE supports the recommendations in the Hoskins report and calls on the federal government to implement universal, single-payer, public pharmacare" – Larry Brown, President
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): not the progressive deal Canadians were promised.
"By creating this fund, the union is playing an active role in the continued development of skills and tools members need to meet the changing and challenging practice of psychiatric nursing." — Val Avery, HSABC President
The MGEU/NUPGE is largest union in the province, with over 40,000 members — 17,000 of whom work within the health care system.
“Mr. Crosbie is essentially asking people to vote for him so he can create an unelected body to do his dirty work in the health care system." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President