Statement of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union

The following statement was sent to Workers' Forum by Sandra Mullen on behalf of herself and NSGEU President Jason Maclean.

On the upcoming annual Day of Mourning, we are and continue to be in the biggest fight for safety of our over 30,000 members here in the province of Nova Scotia. As we reflect on the past year and the situation that we are facing in the recovery from this pandemic this is our mission:

To address the safety concerns of all frontline workers, we must first ensure all workplaces have strong, functioning joint occupational health and safety committees, as outlined under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act. These committees must meet regularly to ensure staff and management are aware of potential hazards and safety issues in the workplace, so they may work proactively to get the proper policies, procedures and equipment -- including Personal Protective Equipment -- in all workplaces.

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April 28, 2021 - No. 35

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