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Wish us Prayers and Luck!

CyberKitten
April 27th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Whatever it is you do for good luck - whether you are religious or spiritual (there is a significant difference I think tho I do suppose one can be both, certainly I know a few nuns who are, :) ), please say a prayer or light a candle or think good thoughts that our hospital will not have a strike as is scheduled for the 30th of this month.

We just cannot afford a strike. Mainly, MY and OUR patients cannot afford one. We have no room for it at all. We are a tertiary care facility so if anyone arrives here - unless they live in metro Halifax and arrive at our ER or their doctor sends them here for tests - they are seriously ill and have probably been flown here, rushed here somehow or other.

The Association that reps social workers, lab techs,. respiratory techs - that kind of union 0- has the right to strike on the 30th and have given us their notice. We have already canceled clinics. This is going to hurt these children and it just makes me sooooo frustrated!!!

I do not even dislike unions but I do not understand why they cannot find other measures in a case like this. No one wins in a strike, especially the children and families who are fighting for their very lives! We will have certain necessary staff - and of course there is always politics involved so if you happen to live in Nova Scotia, call or email your MLA and ask him or her to do whats s/he can re the pending strike here! Thx!!!

I don't think I have asked for anything before and all I need now is your good thoughts that this never happens or that iof it does no one dies needlessly!! Thx! I'll prob move into the hospital if there is a strike - have my bags packed anyway, lol I can be a lab tech and a social worker if I have to be, in addition to my other job, lol

Skryker
April 27th, 2007, 06:22 PM
:goodvibes: :goodvibes: :fingerscr that a strike is averted. It just seems so unfair to do to someone who may be fighting for their life! :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

Frenchy
April 27th, 2007, 06:51 PM
This is so sad :sad: All paws X here for you guys :fingerscr

CyberKitten
April 27th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words!! Much appreciated!!!!!!

Frenchy
April 27th, 2007, 07:21 PM
I don't know how it is in your area but here.....let's just say I feel extremely lucky to be healthy ! It would be very critical if one hospital would go on strike here :eek:

CyberKitten
April 28th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Well, this is a Women and Children's Hospital = very ill tertiary care. children with very serious illnesses like cancer or liver transplants or neurology or severe orthopedic probs and some very complicated out of metro pregnancies and others that require added care and specialists and more intense neonatal care for the babies!!!!

NOT a hospital that can afford a strike!!!

chico2
April 28th, 2007, 06:46 AM
I am all for Unions protecting workers,especially in this day and age where cut-backs and bottom-lines are more important than worker safety and loyalty.
However I do not agree anyone in the medical field,such as yours should be allowed to jeopardize lives.
:fingerscr it won't happen:fingerscr
It's a good thing,these kids have you as their :angel:

gomez
April 28th, 2007, 06:50 AM
Sending some kangaroo and koala good vibes your way!

Hunter's_owner
April 28th, 2007, 02:00 PM
More :goodvibes: and :fingerscr that a strike can be averted:pray:

Maya
April 29th, 2007, 10:32 PM
:fingerscr That it is called off. And if not :pray: no one is harmed by it.

rainbow
April 30th, 2007, 01:01 PM
I am all for Unions protecting workers,especially in this day and age where cut-backs and bottom-lines are more important than worker safety and loyalty.
However I do not agree anyone in the medical field,such as yours should be allowed to jeopardize lives.
:fingerscr it won't happen:fingerscr
It's a good thing,these kids have you as their :angel:


I agree and I hope the strike can be averted. :fingerscr :fingerscr :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

Hunter's_owner
April 30th, 2007, 02:02 PM
Unfortunately, it seems as though the strike went ahead:

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Atlantic/070430/t043004A.html

:sad: Hopefully no one suffers because of this:fingerscr

CyberKitten
May 1st, 2007, 01:15 PM
Thx for your good thoughts!! The strike lasted 15 hrs - I did not leave the hospital so I would not have to cross the picket line. Some people with sick children were kept for 5 minutes so that strikers (admittedly some of them are health care workers) could assess if they were emergencies. But some were sent way and the problem is that the routine surgeries that sometimes discover cancer were canceled so that was a problem!

One striker was almost run over and while I do support unions but thought this one was a little over the top, there is no excuse for running anyone over. She only sustained minor injuries.

One doc rushing in to deliver a baby was kept waiting and I don't agree with that tactic - that's just foolish, not to mention selfish! My opinion about unions has gone downhill after this experience - I have to say. It was made more difficult than necessary!

It has now gone to binding arbitration so we are picking up the pieces - 15 hrs that will require 15 days to get back get to normal, sigh!!!