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It’s Blue Monday

The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important work NSGEU members do every day helping to support people who are struggling with mental health issues in Nova Scotia. Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and for a variety of reasons is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. Christmas is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Files for Conciliation as Civil Service Negotiations Reach an Impasse

The NSGEU is filing for conciliation after negotiations with the government for a Civil Service collective agreement reached an impasse. “Our members are looking for a fair agreement and hopefully a conciliator can help us get there,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. “Right now, we remain far […]

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No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

The NSGEU’s Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. “It is unfortunate we couldn’t get a deal at the table over the last two days,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova […]

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Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee Returns to the Table Tomorrow, Dec. 20

Dear Civil Service members, Your Bargaining Committee wishes to inform you that they are returning to the table tomorrow morning, Tuesday, December 20, for another day of bargaining with the employer. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please watch your email for updates. In solidarity, Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee

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All Civil Service Members – Reminder to Vote from President MacLean

Reminder to all Civil Service members, Voting continues today on the employer’s final offer. Your bargaining committee is asking you to support their efforts to achieve a fair tentative agreement and vote “NO”. You should have received your PIN number in your email. If you have not received an email, please call the NSGEU at […]

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Member Update on Teachers’ Dispute: What To Do If You’re Being Asked To Do Struck Work

Good afternoon, The union has just learned that some school boards (Annapolis Valley & Chignecto Regional School Board) are offering additional hours for the purposes of supervision to our members. To be clear, we are advising all members to refuse any additional work if it is above and beyond your normal hours of work and […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Advises Education Support Staff to Refuse Struck Work

The NSGEU has learned today that some school board administrators are trying to undermine impending job action of teachers by asking our members to violate the Department of Education’s own provincial guidelines. These guidelines state that the responsibility of safety and well-being cannot be transferred or delegated to a non-teaching staff member. This means that […]

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Media Release: Department of Justice Should Improve Courtroom Safety – Not Make it Worse: says NSGEU President MacLean

Instead of putting in measures to make courtrooms and prisoner escorts safer, NSGEU has learned the Department of Justice is planning to make the situation riskier for Deputy Sheriffs and the public. “Decision makers in the Department of Justice are making policy decisions that will impact our health and safety based on budgets rather than […]

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