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Union Descriptions

CAW

The Canadian Auto Workers represent approximately 2,250 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals within the Nova Scotia health services and long-term care systems. In the health services setting CAW represents professionals within health care, service and clerical bargaining units. Within the long-term care setting, namely nursing homes, CAW represents non-nursing (food service, environmental services, residential care, program support, and maintenance staff) and some nursing staff. CAW also represents the Department of Health's only unionized community-based option homes in the Province.

CUPE

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents approximately 5,375 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals within the Nova Scotia health services and long-term care systems. In the health services setting CUPE represents professionals within health care, service and clerical bargaining units. Within the long-term care setting CUPE represents non-nursing (food service, environmental services, residential care, program support and maintenance staff) and some nursing staff within both nursing home and residential care facilities. CUPE is also one of two unions representing unionized home support agency staff in the Province.

CUPW

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) represents the dispatchers within the Nova Scotia Health Emergency Health Services System.

Doctors Nova Scotia

Doctors Nova Scotia is the professional association representing all doctors in the Province. It is the oldest medical association in Canada. The association represents approximately 2,200 physicians providing health-care services to patients across the Province.

IAMAW

The International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers represents health- care professionals in one of Nova Scotia's hospital affiliated nursing homes.

IUOE

The International Union of Operating Engineers represents approximately 800 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals within Nova Scotia health services, namely emergency health services paramedics and long-term care systems. In the long-term care setting IUOE has members in both nursing homes and residential care facilities. Members work in resident care, program support, dietary, environmental services and maintenance in both nursing home and residential care facilities.

NSGEU

The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents approximately 8,275 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals within the Nova Scotia health services and long-term care systems. In the health services setting NSGEU represents professionals within nursing, health care, service and clerical bargaining units. Additionally, NSGEU is one of only two unions in the Province who represent registered nurses. Within the long-term care setting, namely nursing homes, NSGEU represents non-nursing (food service, environmental services, residential care, program support, and maintenance staff) and some nursing staff. NSGEU is also one of two unions representing unionized home support agency staff in the Province.

NSNU

The Nova Scotia Nurses Union represents approximately 4,025 full time equivalent (FTE) nursing staff including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners within both Nova Scotia's health services and long-term care systems.

PARI-MP

The Professional Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces represents approximately 430 full time equivalent (FTE) graduate medical students completing the residency requirements for their certification. The residents are assigned and/or rotate through various hospital facilities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

SEIU

The Service Employees International Union represents approximately 400 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals within the Province's long-term care system, namely nursing homes. Membership includes food service, environmental services, residential care, program support, and maintenance staff.

UBCJA

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners America represents approximately 14 full time equivalent (FTE) health-care professionals, namely resident care, dietary, environmental and maintenance service employees within one of the Province's residential care facilities.

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2007-Nov-05.

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