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Local 71 – Chignecto-Central Centre for Education – Bargaining Update: Conciliation has broken down

Dear members of Local 71, After three days at the table, the conciliation process has broken down. Employer concessions remain on the table as well as our proposals. We were not able to reach an agreement with the Employer. We have asked the Conciliation Officer to file her report. When this report is filed it […]

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Mental Health Resource Booklet

The NSGEU’s Ad-Hoc Health Care Committee first created this booklet to help members navigate the complicated health care system. It has been updated in January, 2018 and they have done their best to ensure that the information provided in this booklet is valid, accurate, and up-to-date. We regret any errors and that, for reasons of space, […]

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Welcome new members of Local 150 – Island Employment Association!

We are pleased to welcome our newest members who are employees of the Island Employment Association. They are Career Practitioners, Career Counsellors, Job Developers, Employment Support Practitioners, IT Technicians, Information Resource Specialists, and Project Managers. They help people find a job or explore career possibilities as well as help people access government-sponsored programs that assist with employment, training, […]

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Slow Down, Move Over

Officially launched in advance of the Canada Day weekend, our joint safety awareness campaign “Slow Down, Move Over” continues through the summer. This social media campaign is in partnership with the Public Service Commission and it raises awareness of the need to slow down and move over for public service vehicles with flashing lights flashing […]

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May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

“Alliances for Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.   The Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia “was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by GLBTQ+ people internationally. May 17 has established […]

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Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 13-19, 2018

This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult and youth correctional facilities. For the most part, our members spend a great deal […]

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NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) – a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our members who are having mental health issues […]

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Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave: A Good First Step, But Can Victims Afford To Take It?

Today, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if you or your child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. You can view the legislation here: https://bit.ly/2Goy82F Although we applaud this as a first step, we think that few Nova Scotians […]

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