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Government Releases Education Administrative Report – NSGEU Urges Caution

Today, Government released their report on the province’s education administrative model. The author of the report, Dr. Avis Glaze, made many sweeping recommendations including the complete dismantling of the existing school board system. After 4 years of amalgamation and centralization of the healthcare system, Premier McNeil and Ministers Glavine and Delorey are still struggling to […]

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. It’s a perfect opportunity to talk to each other about mental health, and advocate for more resources to be put towards mental health initiatives in the province. The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important […]

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Spring 2018 Bursary Recipients

NSGEU believes in supporting members and their dependents who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 15, $750.00 bursaries in the fall and 14, $750 bursaries in the spring to NSGEU members. These are awarded based on financial need. Every year, the union offers one $2500, five $1500, and five $1,000 scholarships to dependent […]

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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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