Author Archive | Zita Hildebrandt

Local 267 Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

The Local 267 bargaining committee met with the employer on April 20, 2017 for the purpose of exchanging proposals.  A copy of the proposals has been emailed to the local members. If you are a member of Local 267 and did not receive the email, please contact the Resource Centre by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing and […]

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Upcoming Meeting for Staff Working at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall

Good afternoon, On Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m., the NSGEU will hold a meeting to discuss ongoing workplace safety concerns with members who work at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall. President Jason MacLean, Employee Relations Officers Rick Wiseman and Tony Bremner, as well the Director of Negotiations and Servicing for Health Care, Shawn Fuller, […]

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Happy NSGEU Day: Celebrating Our Members

Good morning, Today (April 19th) we celebrate NSGEU Day! Fifty-nine years ago, our union celebrated its founding Convention as the Nova Scotia Civil Service Association. At that time, just 3,200 civil servants delivered a range of public services throughout this province. Over the years, the NSGEU has grown in both size and scope, now representing […]

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Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division Health & Safety Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer) brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. We held meetings across the province to hear concerns and educate members on their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. At a meeting on May 5, 2016, we shared […]

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Notice to Civil Service seasonal employees

Dear Civil Service seasonal members, Members who are seasonal employees have raised concerns with the Union concerning their inability to reply to Expression of Interest job postings due to their lack of access to the government email system during seasonal layoff. We have raised this concern with the Employer and they have informed us that […]

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Local 24 – Crothall Laundry Services: Conciliation Dates & Strike Votes Scheduled

Talks between your Bargaining Committee and Employer reached an impasse on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. The Union filed for Conciliation on Friday, March 14 and will be holding strike votes on the following days to back your demands at the table: What:  Strike votes Where:  NSGEU Office, 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth When:  Wednesday, April […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

Today, the NSGEU released a report outlining a number of serious concerns our members have regarding patient safety as a result of a continued year-over-year increase in the number of patients registered at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (HI ED). This report, entitled, Code Critical, was developed by a working committee comprised of NSGEU staff, legal […]

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Memorandum of Agreement regarding new Deputy Sheriff 1 Classification

  Notice for Deputy Sheriffs On January 17 the Employer informed the Union that further to Article 43.01 of the Master Agreement they were establishing a new classification of Deputy Sheriff 1 (DS1) which would be responsible only for providing security to all levels of court, and for the timely, safe, and efficient escort of […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update

The Healthcare Council of Unions and the NSHA and IWK completed a round of mediation yesterday at the request of the Labour Board, which has resulted in an agreement to re-start bargaining toward a new collective agreement. The Healthcare Council of Unions (made up of NSGEU, Unifor, CUPE and NSNU health care workers across the […]

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