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Update on Bill 1: Mediation & Legal Challenges

NSGEU President Joan Jessome, Directors of Negotiations & Servicing, Shawn Fuller and Robin MacLean, and legal counsel, Drew Plaxton, recently met with James Dorsey, the mediator/arbitrator who has been selected to help us decipher Bill 1. The first meeting took place on Friday, October 17th at the Department of Labour offices. That meeting included four […]

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Registered Nurses Vote to Accept Employer’s Final Offer

Friday, October 10th, 2014 Registered Nurses Vote to Accept Employer’s Final Offer After many months of painful negotiations with Capital Health and interference by the Liberal government, NSGEU leadership decided to take the employer’s final offer forward to Registered Nurses once again for a vote. “In the spring, the employer refused to negotiate in good […]

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Local 97 – Registered Nurses at CDHA Registered Nurses Vote to Accept Employer’s Final Offer

After many months of painful negotiations with Capital Health and interference by the Liberal government, NSGEU leadership decided to take the employer’s final offer forward to Registered Nurses once again for a vote. “In the spring, the employer refused to negotiate in good faith, choosing to hide behind the government and the Essential Services legislation […]

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Local 93 – Pictou Co., Cumberland and Colchester East Hants Health Authorities Important Meeting with NSGEU President Joan Jessome

  NSGEU President Joan Jessome will be hosting a very important meeting for your local on Wednesday, October 15th. She will be joined by members of your local executive, explaining Bill 1 and the direct impact it will have on you and your working life. When: Wednesday, October 15, noon to 2 p.m., at First […]

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Local 94 – Cape Breton & Guysborough, Antigonish Strait Richmond Health Authorities Important Meeting with NSGEU President Joan Jessome

NSGEU President Joan Jessome will be hosting a very important meeting for your local on Tuesday, October 14th. She will be joined by members of your local executive, explaining Bill 1 and the direct impact it will have on you and your working life. When: Tuesday, October 14, noon to 2 p.m., at St. Martha’s […]

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Local 29 – VON Bedford Caseload Planner & Administrative Intake Support Workers Conciliation Ends, Membership Meetings Scheduled

After two and a half days of bargaining, your bargaining committee went through the conciliation process on September 10th. We are disappointed to tell you that we still have no recommended tentative agreement to bring back to you, as your employer’s last offer contained two concessions that would diminish some of your current entitlements of […]

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Local 97 – Registered Nurses at CDHA – Update on Vote

The passage of Bill 1 has suspended all collective bargaining and essential services negotiations until April 1st, 2015. The NSGEU wants to ensure the members of Local 97 are able to exercise their democratic right to vote to either accept or reject their employer’s final offer. Many members are concerned about their increments and retro […]

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Local 97 – Registered Nurses at CDHA Government Ends Conciliation, NSGEU to Hold Vote on the Employer’s Final Offer

On Friday, this Liberal government passed Bill 1, the Health Authorities Act. The legislation will force you into the NSNU, allow a mediator to select your collective agreement, and prohibits you from ever decertifying from that union. In addition, the legislation includes a stipulation that makes any form of strike illegal until April 2015, after […]

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A Letter From President Joan Jessome: We Aren’t Done With Bill 1!

Dear NSGEU member, This afternoon, the Liberal government succeeded in pushing Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act) through our House of Assembly. They did this despite the adamant opposition they received from members of the NDP, the many heartfelt stories expressed by health care workers during Law Amendments, and the thousands of emails they received […]

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