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Civil Service Public Service Award Options

Dear NSGEU Civil Service members, We have been in contact with the Employer and have been told an email will be sent to all members late in the day tomorrow, January 11, 2018, outlining the process to exercise your options for an early payment in lieu of the Public Service Award (PSA). Please make sure […]

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NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations breached Article 21 – Vacations of […]

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Telephone Town Hall for Community Services Case Aides

Case Aides working in the Department of Community Services: You are invited to a telephone town hall meeting to discuss our classification appeal. WHAT: Telephone Town Hall Meeting  WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 TIME:    6:30 p.m. We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work as Case Aides in the Department […]

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Entitlement to Holiday Pay when the Holiday falls on your Day of Rest

Attention: Members who work for the NSHA: We have received a number of queries regarding entitlement to holiday pay during this holiday season. In particular, the Employer issued a memo to all employees advising that December 22nd would be designated as the half day Christmas Eve holiday for Monday to Friday employees. However, your Payroll […]

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Health Care Bargaining Year End Update

Health care bargaining will continue to move forward in the New Year. The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK completed three days of conciliation in November.  While these days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement there is still a lot of work to do. Both […]

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Local 78B Stock Transportation, Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee has now completed five days of negotiations with the Employer: March 28, June 20, June 21, December 6. and December 7, 2017. A tentative agreement has not yet been reached at the bargaining table. However, the Employer is fully engaged in negotiations about important contract changes so more […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update

As you are aware, the NSGEU Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) was proceeding to arbitration with a pre-hearing conference and mediation session scheduled for today December 5 and tomorrow December 6 and arbitration hearing scheduled for April 24 to 26. After reviewing the briefs from the NSGEU and the Employer, the Board felt they […]

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Update on Health Care Bargaining following conciliation

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA and IWK have completed three days of conciliation and plan to meet again in January for another five days. The last three days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement. However, a lot of work remains. The parties have held 27 […]

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