Author Archive | Zita Hildebrandt

Health Care Bargaining Unit Telephone Town Hall

Health Care Bargaining Unit Locals 100, 122, and members of Local 193, 104 & 195 Telephone Town Hall  WHAT: Telephone Town Hall WHEN: Tues., April. 3 & Thurs., April. 5, 2018 TIME:    7:30 p.m. We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work in Health Care in Locals 100, 193, […]

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Attention: All Local 2 & 14 Income Assistance, Employment Support Services, Social Workers – re: vacation scheduling

Concerns regarding the scheduling of vacation within the DCS were brought to NSGEU in 2017. The concerns mainly involved members working in Income Assistance or Employment Support Services. A number of grievances were filed as a result of the Employer arbitrarily restricting the amount of Employees being off at any one given time, also known […]

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Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer’s representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of bargaining significantly over the last […]

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Good news for Sherbrooke Restoration Commission and members of NSGEU Local 50

Dear members of Local 50, In government’s spending announcement today was a small line item that means a great deal to members of Local 50 who work for the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission or Sherbrooke Village. “Sherbrooke Restoration Commission: $246,000 to support the transition of the Sherbrooke pension plan to the Public Service Superannuation Plan.” Government […]

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Press Release: NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has a responsibility to release Code Census data that highlights the crisis taking place at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and puts patients and workers at risk says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Stephen McNeil keeps denying the crisis in health care and the NSHA has information that shows just how […]

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Press Release: Health care crisis reaches dangerous tipping point

Conditions at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department have reached a dangerous tipping point where patient and health care worker safety are at-risk, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Last night at the HI Emergency Department there were up to 17 ambulances backed up, waiting over 10 hours to get the emergency care they need,” says MacLean. […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update – February 15, 2018

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK just completed six days of conciliation in an effort to conclude a new collective agreement for the Health Care bargaining unit. The parties have agreed to another 11 days of bargaining over the course of the next few months. Bargaining in January and February […]

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Local 73 – Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Tentative Agreement Ratified!

Dear members of Local 73 The tentative agreement was ratified with 98% voting in favor. The Employer intends to ratify at the Board meeting on March 22nd, following which we will make arrangements to sign the new agreement. We will send another update as information becomes available on your retroactive pay. Your Bargaining Committee thanks […]

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Policy Grievance Update: Substantially Altered Role of DCS Child Welfare Social Workers

Policy Grievance Update: Substantially Altered Role of DCS Child Welfare Social Workers (Social Worker 1-2 Role File # P-17-36) (Social Worker 3 Role File # P-17-35) Arbitration Hearing Dates Confirmed Nov. 13th & 14th, 2018 On April 12th, 2017, the NSGEU initiated two separate policy grievances on behalf of all Child Welfare Social Workers alleging that the […]

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