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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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President MacLean asks to return to bargaining table: Premier responds he will wait for vote results.

Dear members of the Civil Service, In light of the return to the bargaining table with the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union, I asked the Premier today to return to the table with Civil Servants as well, to actually negotiate a fair deal. Unfortunately, the Premier’s response was to say that he is waiting to see […]

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It’s “Sock It To Poverty” time!

  Dear members, Every year, the NSGEU Human Rights Committee organizes a campaign called “Sock It To Poverty”. From now until December 15, we are asking you, if you are able, to set up a donation site at your workplace to collect new socks, mittens and hats or cash for people in need in your community. […]

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Bargaining Update: All Civil Service

E-Vote on Employer’s Final Offer – Vote will begin December 12 at 8 a.m. and end December 14 at noon. Your Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council and your Union Negotiating Committee are recommending the rejection of the Employer’s final offer. This offer includes two years of zeros, and ends the Public Service Award for all new members (as of April 2015) […]

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NSTU Strike Q & A

Members of the NSTU are holding a day of strike action on Friday, February 17. We have prepared the following Q&A to clarify what you would do in the event of a strike in your workplace: It is important to understand that the NSGEU is supportive of our brothers and sisters, co-workers and friends who […]

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Improve safety and staffing at Waterville Facility: says NSGEU President

Halifax – Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) President, Jason MacLean is calling on the government to improve safety and staffing at the Waterville Youth Facility in the wake of a violent attack on youth workers. On Sunday night, five youth workers were attacked by offenders at the Waterville Youth Facility and four […]

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NSGEU working with Dalhousie Faculty Association and Dalhousie University to develop a plan for a sustainable daycare at the Agricultural Campus in Truro

On June 24, 2016 we learned that Dalhousie University was closing the daycare at the Agricultural Campus in Truro. We represent four members of Local 92 who provide these valuable daycare services for the campus and surrounding community and immediately began advocating on behalf of our members and the services they provide. The Dalhousie Faculty […]

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