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Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions prepares strike vote

Nova Scotia public sector workers fight for their rights – Interview with Jason MacLean, President, Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union | WORKERS’ FORUM… 1,234 more words


Alberta Health Services ratifies deal with union for 19,000 workers

Alberta’s provincial health authority has ratified a three-year collective agreement with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta.

The deal covers 19,000 Alberta Health Services employees who work in areas such as pharmacy, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, social work and emergency medical  services. 103 more words


Canadian doctors ask for pay rise to be redirected to other health-care workers

Peter Rakobowchuk reported from Montreal in the Canadian Star this week that more than 250 doctors and residents in Quebec have asked the provincial government to backtrack on plans to give them and other physicians substantial pay hikes, saying the money should be spent on the front lines of the health system. 314 more words

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Healthcare workers care.

Health Care Workers care.`

I was unceremoniously relieved of my job a few months back which officially classifies me as unemployed as opposed to doing nothing or just not employed.  2,305 more words

Visting physiotherapist, social worker, and nurse

What is your mandate?

They arrive with a stack of papers, and they have a job to do. I should be smart enough to ask what that job is, but instead, I just sit on the couch or at the dining room table and try to get through the visit. 558 more words

78% of frontline hospital workers in Kingston have been assaulted in last year: CUPE poll

The results of a recent poll commissioned by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shows frontline hospital staff face alarming rates of assault.

CUPE surveyed almost 2,000 members, the majority of them women, and found they face physical, verbal, and sexual assault on a regular basis. 504 more words


Treating Patients with Highly Contagious Infectious Diseases: Using Technology to Advance Safety

April 8, 2016

On April 6, 2016 the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety hosted a course designed to increase healthcare worker safety when treating patients with highly contagious infectious diseases such as Ebola. 607 more words

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