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Memorandum of Agreement regarding new Deputy Sheriff 1 Classification

  Notice for Deputy Sheriffs On January 17 the Employer informed the Union that further to Article 43.01 of the Master Agreement they were establishing a new classification of Deputy Sheriff 1 (DS1) which would be responsible only for providing security to all levels of court, and for the timely, safe, and efficient escort of […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update

The Healthcare Council of Unions and the NSHA and IWK completed a round of mediation yesterday at the request of the Labour Board, which has resulted in an agreement to re-start bargaining toward a new collective agreement. The Healthcare Council of Unions (made up of NSGEU, Unifor, CUPE and NSNU health care workers across the […]

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Stepping up to help their community

This article was featured in the Winter issue of the Stand and profiles NSGEU members who worked and volunteered during the Thanksgiving Day flood in Cape Breton. On Thanksgiving (Monday, October 10th, 2016), Cape Breton was hit by a slow-moving low pressure weather system, the remnants of Hurricane Matthew, that had recently devastated sections of […]

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Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres Settlement Reached on Long-Term Disability Premiums

In the late summer of 2016, the union filed a policy grievance with your employer, the Nova Scotia Hearing & Speech Centres, claiming the employer was in violation of the Collective Agreement by failing to pay the employer share of benefit premiums when an employee was off on Long-Term Disability (LTD). The employer had a long-standing […]

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Local 122 IWK Health Care: Policy Grievance Filed

In January, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance, advising the Employer that they have not been compensating employees appropriately for callback hours as per Article 15 of the Local 122 – IWK Health Authority (Healthcare) Collective Agreement. Article 15.04   Callback Compensation An employee who is called back to work and who reports for work shall be […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: New Conciliation Dates Scheduled April 19 & 20

Dear Civil Service members, In late February, your Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we reschedule for April, and we have now agreed on April 19th and 20th for conciliation. When parties […]

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NSGEU Job Vacancy: Receptionist-Typist

NSGEU Receptionist-Typist Job Competition #2017-03 NSGEU has a vacancy for an experienced Receptionist-Typist. #2017-03 – Receptionist-Typist We encourage you to apply if you are interested in the above posted position. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 13, 2017. NSGEU is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants to self-identify. No interviews from outside IAMAW […]

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NS Workplace Safety Action Plan Online Survey-Have Your Say

Good afternoon, Are you an NSGEU member working in a group home, long-term care or in home support? The following survey is a joint project of AWARE-NS, Nova Scotia’s Departments of Health and Wellness, Labour and Advanced Education, and Community Services, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and WCB Nova Scotia. The goal […]

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NSGEU Scholarships and Bursaries

Dear members, The deadline for the NSGEU Member Bursary is fast approaching! March 15, 2017 is the deadline for the NSGEU Member Bursary Applications to be submitted. Please review the guidelines and submit your application on or before March 15, 2017 Fax: 902-424-2111                  Attention: Education Committee Email:       Subject Heading: Education Committee Member Bursary: Guidelines    […]

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