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Apply Now: NSGEU Bursaries & Scholarships

The Education Committee would like to advise that they are now accepting applications for the NSGEU Member Bursaries, NSGEU Member’s Dependent Bursaries, and NSGEU Member’s Dependent Scholarships for the Fall (deadline is October 15th). NSGEU believes in supporting members and their dependents who are continuing their education. Every year NSGEU offers 29 Member Bursaries (14 with a […]

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Yesterday at Westray

Yesterday at Westray Into the deep, they trudged along. ‘To feed their families, they must be strong. A decent wage is all they desired. A place to work until they retired. Retired they did in a tragic way, On that cold and unforgettable day. They knew, and were told; the mine was unsafe. But profit […]

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Changes to E.I. Waiting Period

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. On January 1, 2017 the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period was shortened from two weeks to one week. The reduction of the waiting period applies to all types of EI benefits—regular, fishing, sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate care, parents of critically ill children, and […]

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NSGEU Member Bursaries

The following have been selected by the NSGEU Education Committee and Ratified by the NSGEU Board of Directors to receive awards.     Last Name First Name Local Award 1 Baker Kaitlin 58 $  1,000.00 2 Bennett Patti 193 $  1,000.00 3 Chauder Sherry 100 $  1,000.00 4 Durkee-Baird Sarah 267B $  1,000.00 5 Ehler […]

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Fall 2016 Scholarship & Bursary Recipients

NSGEU believes in supporting members who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 29 member bursaries (14 in March and 15 in October). They are awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee. Once a year, the union offers 10 dependent scholarship awards: one $2,500 scholarship, four $1,500 scholarships, […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Halifax Town Hall Forum

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Join Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Maude Barlow, Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Town Hall Forum in Halifax on Thursday November 10th to learn what […]

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There’s still time to apply for NSGEU Bursaries & Scholarships

The deadline for the NSGEU Scholarships and Bursaries is fast approaching! October 15, 2016 is the deadline for the NSGEU Scholarship and Bursaries Applications to be submitted. Please review the guidelines and submit your application on or before October 15, 2016. Fax: 902-424-2111                  Attention: Education Committee Email:       Subject Heading: Education Committee Member Bursary: Guidelines    […]

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