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Update on Collective Bargaining for members of Locals 100, 104, 122, 193, and 195

After 22 days of negotiations, multiple pieces of Liberal legislation attacking workers rights, and Employers who are attempting to take away key benefits from healthcare workers at the bargaining table, talks have finally broken down between the Nova Scotia Council of Healthcare Unions, the NSHA and IWK. As a result the NSHA and IWK have […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notice of […]

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Press Release: McNeil Government Interferes: Bargaining Moves Backward for Sherbrooke Village

The McNeil government has interfered in negotiations with the women and men who work for Sherbrooke Village and has turned back what was a tentative agreement between the parties. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 50 had reached what the union believed was a tentative […]

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Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU and government officials agreed to return […]

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NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

July 28, 2017 The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) has agreed to enter into two additional conciliation dates on August 8th and 9th with the Public Service Commission instead of the two hearing dates that had originally been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. Government has assured the […]

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Local 50 – Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Bargaining Update: Employer Presents Final Offer

Dear Local 50 members; The parties exchanged proposals on July 5th, and contract negotiations resumed yesterday, July 19th. The Employer presented their final offer today, July 20th, and unfortunately, the parties were unable to conclude a collective agreement. In their final offer, the Employer moved away from their initial wage freeze of 0% over a […]

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Congratulations to all members of Local 48 on the ratification of the tentative agreement!

89% of the Bargaining Unit cast ballots and 100% of these ballots were in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Your Bargaining Committee and employer will now work to prepare your new agreement for printing and ultimately distribution to the members. I want to take this opportunity to once again that the members of the Bargaining […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Dates Set for Labour Board Hearing Regarding Arbitration

Good afternoon, As you may be aware, we are continuing to try to negotiate a collective agreement with the newly re-elected McNeil government. The Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act stipulates arbitration as the means for resolving outstanding bargaining demands. In mid-May, members of the Civil Service voted overwhelming in favour of proceeding to arbitration if your Bargaining […]

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Local 105 – Louisdale Community Homes Association: Information Sessions/Ratification Vote Scheduled

Dear members, Your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer. They are recommending acceptance of this agreement. Information sessions and a ratification vote of the tentative agreement have been scheduled, as follows: When: Thursday, July 13th Session 1: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Session 2: 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: Louisdale […]

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