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Local 32 – Home Support, Yarmouth – Union files for conciliation

Negotiations for a new collective agreement were held on June 13th and October 29th at the law office of Cliff Hood, negotiator for the employer, in Yarmouth. The talks were courteous and productive with respect to non-monetary issues. However, little progress was made on the key monetary issues facing the bargaining unit. At the conclusion […]

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Local 61 Canadian Association of Community Living, Antigonish Branch Tentative Agreement Reached

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that on Wednesday, November 27th, a tentative agreement was reached between the union and your employer. Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement and the details will be presented and explained during the meeting outlined below. The employer has agreed to allow staff scheduled to work […]

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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses NSGEU Collecting Contact Information – You Could Win Your Licensing Fee!

Over the next few weeks, members of the Local 97 mobilization committee will be making the rounds at CDHA workplaces to deliver information on the campaign we are launching to support patient safety and the valuable work you do: “Nurses Put Patient Safety First.”  Please keep an eye out for them, and don’t hesitate to […]

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Local 65 A & B Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion – One more day of negotiations scheduled

On Thursday, October 28th your bargaining committee met with your employer for further negotiations. We were able to agree on some articles, but there are still many outstanding issues. The employer’s proposals consisted of some language concessions. To date, they still have not removed any of these concessions. The parties have agreed to meet for […]

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Locals 93, 94 & 95: Public Health, Addiction Services, Continuing Care members, District Health Authorities 1-8 – Bargaining Update Proposals Exchanged, Bargaining Dates To Be Set

Your bargaining committee met in May and June to begin preparation for negotiations.  Proposals were finalized in our meetings held in early September.  We have been in contact with the employer and requested dates for an exchange of proposals/negotiations and are waiting for their response. Once we have secured a date to start bargaining we […]

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Local 59 – Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options – Members Vote to Ratify Tentative Agreement

Your bargaining committee wishes to advise you that your tentative agreement has been ratified. You have a new collective agreement which runs from November 1st, 2012 to October 31st, 2015. Thank you for supporting your bargaining committee, which worked hard on your behalf to reach this collective agreement. If you have any questions, please contact […]

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Local 97 CDHA Nursing – Bargaining Proposals to be Exchanged

Your bargaining committee has met on six separate occasions to review the bargaining input surveys completed by members, and to finalize bargaining proposals. The NSGEU has also conducted in-depth research into a number of work/life concerns many members raised within these surveys. We plan to exchange finalized bargaining proposals with your employer on Thursday, September […]

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Civil Service Master Agreement – Retroactive Pay

Dear member, Recent discussions with the Public Service Commission representatives have indicated that retroactive pay and transitioning to the new pay scales negotiated in your recent collective agreement will possibly take place within six to eight weeks after signing of the collective agreement. We are hoping that the collective agreement will be signed within a […]

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Local 57 Laing House – Union Files for First Contract Arbitration

Your bargaining committee filed for First Contract Arbitration on Monday, July 15, 2013. As discussed at your last local meeting, your committee has been open to and has attempted other avenues to settle this collective agreement. Unfortunately, these attempts have been unsuccessful. We are now in the position of filing for First Contract Arbitration. What is […]

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