Media release: Nova Scotia’s health care workers have voted to ratify a new collective agreement. Eighty-two (82) per cent of the members who voted cast their ballot to accept the agreement, which provides for reasonable wage increases in each of the three years it spans, as well as significant language improvements.

Media release: After hailing health care workers as “heroes” for the past 16 months, the Rankin government refuses to negotiate a deal that will lift many of these workers from being amongst the lowest paid in the country. Now, these same health care workers may be forced to take strike action to achieve a fair collective agreement.

The NSGEU has been informed of a number of COVID exposures within the 811 call centre, which is operated by Emergency Medical Care Inc. Despite having what now constitutes an outbreak at this workplace, the employer and government, which funds the service, are refusing to allow these members to work remotely.