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Local 37 – Special Meeting: Monday, 9-Feb-2015

Joan Jessome, NSGEU President, will be hosting a meeting with Guysborough County Home Support. The meeting is to discuss the government’s recent move to have a procurement consultant make recommendations regarding tendering for home care services across the province. The tendering process may mean the privatization of home support services if private-for-profit companies win the […]

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Local 83 Special Meeting – Thurs., 12-Feb-2015

Joan Jessome, NSGEU President, will be hosting a meeting with Northside Homemakers. The meeting is to discuss the government’s recent move to have a procurement consultant make recommendations regarding tendering for home care services across the province. Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Clansman Motel – 9 Baird St., North Sydney

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Joint Meeting for Locals 78 & 84 – Wed., 11-Feb-2015

Joan Jessome, NSGEU President, will be hosting a joint meeting with Cape Breton County Homemakers (Local 84) and City Homemakers Service Society (Local 76). The meeting is to discuss the government’s recent move to have a procurement consultant make recommendations regarding tendering for home care services across the province. Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Time: […]

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2015 Education Action Plan and Government Media Release

Dear School Board and Stock Transportation Members: On January 29, 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education released her Action Plan for Education. This follows the release of the final report of the Minister’s Panel on Education on October 30, 2014. For your information, you can click here to view and download a […]

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Applications now being accepted for NSGEU Member Bursaries

The Education Committee would like to advise that they are now accepting applications for the NSGEU Member Bursaries NSGEU believes in supporting members who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 14 member bursaries in March. They are awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee. Application Deadline: […]

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Arbitration Update: Tuesday, February 3

Today, union and employer representatives met again for arbitration hearings, a process which is being overseen by Arbitrator James Dorsey. The hearings began at 11 a.m., with lawyers representing the Health Association of Nova Scotia (the employer), NSGEU, CUPE, and Unifor presenting on the employer’s proposed reclassification of a number of jobs into the Clerical […]

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Notice of government budget consultations

Government Budget Consultations Next Session in Bridgewater on Thurs. Feb. 5, 2015 Tell them to protect and strengthen public services! Investment in the public service keeps our communities and our economy strong. The government is beginning a round of public consultations on their next budget which is likely to be released in April. The nest session […]

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District Health Authorities Arbitration Continues!

Today (Monday, February 2nd), the four unions representing health care workers in Nova Scotia return to the arbitration process outlined under the Health Authorities Act (also known as Bill 1). In late 2014, the Liberals passed Bill 1, which will force health care workers to join unions of a government-appointed mediator/arbitrator’s choice. It’s one of […]

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