This new collective agreement achieves 8 of the 11 priorities HSABC's RPNs set for bargaining.
HSABC/NUPGE members to vote on agreement in the coming days.
“The MLAs were also instructed to train the RNs on performing the blood collection — in essence, to train their replacements.” — Carol Furlong, NAPE President
St. John's (25 March 2015) — Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) President Carol Furlong is expressing her concern about a recent development at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s that is negatively affecting medical laboratory assistants, as well as violating the workers' collective agreement.
“When workers are fearful of the very people they are there to help because they don’t have enough staff and resources, how can they deliver high quality care to their patients?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy is being updated to ensure enough experienced nurses are retained across the province for the needs of the residents.
“If the nurses of NSGEU/NUPGE are legislated back to work, it will be the third piece of anti-worker legislation from this government since they took office in October." — Rick Clarke, NSFL President.
Hear directly from nurses about how increasing nures-to-patient ratio could help.