Author Archive | Holly Fraughton

MEDIA RELEASE: Unions File Labour Practice Complaint Against NSHA, IWK

The Health Care Bargaining Council today made a formal bargaining complaint with the Labour Board against the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the employers are refusing to table proposals for three crucial benefits in the […]

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STATEMENT: NSGEU Stands With Teachers As Liberals Lock Children Out of Schools

Saturday, December 3, 2016 We have just learned that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is continuing its unjust crusade against public sector workers in this province, introducing yet another piece of legislation designed to undermine the collective bargaining process and force government’s will upon public sector workers. This is the sixth time Premier McNeil has proven […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls On Government to Act on Safety Recommendations

After a frightening incident at the Halifax provincial courts on Monday, Deputy Sheriffs and their union representatives are calling on government to finally act on the many outstanding recommendations made in a recent safety assessment. “Deputy Sheriffs responded very well to a dangerous situation that could have gotten out of hand very easily,” said NSGEU […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls For Improved Safety, Staffing at Emerald Hall

Staff members who work with Nova Scotia’s most developmentally delayed and mentally ill adult patients are raising the alarm over inadequate staffing and serious health and safety issues at Emerald Hall. In light of a recent incident reported in the media, the union held a meeting with members who work on this unit, which houses […]

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Fall 2016 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

NSGEU believes in supporting members who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 29 member bursaries (14 in March and 15 in October). They are awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee. Once a year, the union offers 10 dependent scholarship awards: one $2,500 scholarship, four $1,500 scholarships, […]

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Support for our Postal Workers

Good afternoon, As you have likely heard, our Sisters & Brothers who work at Canada Post were facing a possible lockout, as they try to negotiate with their employer to protect their jobs and important benefits and principles, such as pay equity. They are now in a cooling off period where service is in place […]

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Unions Respond to Failure to Bargain Complaint

A few weeks ago, bargaining representatives for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre filed a complaint against the four Union Councils representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and […]

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