Author Archive | Shannon MacIntyre

Progress on Home Support Talks

Originally posted in the Fall 2015 issue of The Stand.  In June, President Joan Jessome; Executive Director Robin MacLean; Director of Negotiations and Servicing, Shawn Fuller; and ERO Corry MacKinnon attended a meeting with management from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), which employs approximately 130 of our members as schedulers and 700 of our […]

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Expanding Canada Pension Plan Benefits or A Voluntary Supplement?

In September, NSGEU participated in a Federal consultation process on the addition of a Voluntary Supplement to the Canada Pension Plan. The Voluntary Supplement to the CPP is being proposed by the Federal Government as another alternative retirement savings arrangement for Canadians. The Voluntary Supplement would be in addition to the CPP retirement benefit you […]

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Meet McNeil’s Movers!

Originally posted in the fall 2015 issue of The Stand.  By Holly Fraughton People are leaving our province, because there are fewer and fewer opportunities to be found here. It’s a very serious subject, not just for NSGEU members, but for all Nova Scotians. We all know someone (most likely, many people) who have been […]

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Remembrance Day events

List of Remembrance Day events around the province Halifax, Lest We Forget Remembrance Day is of particular significance to Halifax, which not only served an important role in both the great wars, but presently stands as Canada’s largest Canadian Forces Base. Whether you have a loved one in service or not, attending a Remembrance […]

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New NSGEU leadership and staff

Dustin Rioux, moved into the 2nd Vice President position due to Kelly Murphy’s successful candidacy as an NSGEU Employee Relations Officer.  Dustin is a Deputy Sheriff and a member of Local 3 who lives and works in the Truro area. He has been active in the union since 2008 and has been both a Chief […]

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NSGEU Deputy Sheriffs Get a Comprehensive OHS Review

The government has publicly announced a report which includes 51 recommendations to improve the health and safety of Deputy Sheriffs and the safety of many provincial courthouses. This report was commissioned by the Department of Justice because of the pressure from NSGEU Deputy Sheriffs who have consistently pushed for safety at work. When implemented, the […]

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