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New Update for School Board Members

Following yesterday’s update and media release regarding the lack of response from the Minister of Education, Zach Churchill, (http://nsgeu.ca/nsgeu-school-board-support-staff-facing-the-unknown/) the Minister phoned President MacLean this morning confirming much of what we shared with you on January 30th. the changes are in governance and not a change in employer There will be no layoffs or changes […]

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Press Release: NSGEU President asks Premier to meet him at Emergency Department to see the crisis for himself

NSGEU President Jason MacLean asks Stephen McNeil to meet him at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department today, or any day, so he can see the crisis in health care first hand. “If the Premier can schedule a trip all the way to China to pursue economic opportunities, his words not mine, I would think he […]

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Local 267 – NS Community College Q & A on Conciliation and Strike Vote

Why is it very important for members to attend their Local meetings (listed below) to receive a bargaining update and vote? We would like to meet with you face-to-face in order to talk about how bargaining has proceeded so far and to discuss outstanding issues. Also, we would like you to cast your ballot to […]

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Press Release: NSGEU Spells It Out for McNeil Liberals: There is a crisis in health care

Stephen McNeil and the Nova Scotia Liberals have turned their backs on patients, families, nurses, health care professionals, and doctors who have all been telling him there is a crisis in health care. A new NSGEU on-line campaign spells it out for the McNeil Liberals and asks them to stop denying the health care crisis […]

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2018 NSGEU Member Bursaries & Dependent Scholarships

Time to apply for the NSGEU Member Bursaries and Dependent Scholarships! Deadline: March 15, 2018 NSGEU believes in supporting members and their dependents who are continuing their education. Bursaries: based on financial need Every year, NSGEU offers twenty-nine (29) Member Bursaries. Fourteen (14) with a March 15th deadline and fifteen (15) with an October 15 deadline. NSGEU […]

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Local 78B Bargaining Update: Final Offer Received. Information Session/Vote – Wed., Jan 31, 7pm

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee received a final offer from the Employer on Tuesday, January 23rd. We have scheduled an information session and ratification vote on this final offer for Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the NSGEU Conference Centre, 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth. All Drivers, Monitors, Mechanics, Lube Techs, and Foremen […]

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Education Minister’s Announcement Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Today, the Nova Scotia Liberal government announced some significant changes to the way education is delivered in Nova Scotia. At a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Zach Churchill said his government will: unify the system by dissolving the seven elected regional school boards and create one provincial advisory council. The structure of the Conseil […]

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Locals 29, 31, 35, 40, 85: Changes to VON national benefits plan taking effect April 1, 2018

Dear Member, The Employer has communicated to the Union a change in the national VON benefits plan that you are a member of. This change, which takes effect on April 1, 2018, impacts the prescription drug plan. The plan will provide for a mandatory generic substitution for drugs covered by the plan. The Employer has outlined […]

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