Today (June 21st) we celebrate National Aboriginal Day. “In cooperation with national Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Indigenous culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous groups […]
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The Local 58 bargaining committee is pleased to advise the membership that their tentative agreement has been ratified by 100 per cent of the members who voted. Booklets will be printed and provided to members once the agreement has been signed by all parties. Many thanks to the local for supporting the bargaining committee, who worked hard […]
The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any member […]
What: Rally/BBQ in support of striking Halifax Typographical Union (HTU) workers When: Friday, June 16th, noon Where: 2717 Joseph Howe Drive (The Chronicle Herald building) Unionized newsroom staff at The Chronicle Herald have been on strike for more than 500 days now, as their employer continues to refuse to negotiate a fair collective agreement with […]
This Sunday June 11th is the 92nd Anniversary of the commemoration of William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day(“Davis Day“). It is a day that we commemorate the death of coal miner William Davis who was shot to death on a mining strike at approximately 11 a.m. on June 11th, 1925. It’s a time to honour the man, William Davis, and […]
Dear Local 58 members, The Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. They are recommending ACCEPTANCE. An information session and ratification vote of the tentative agreement has been scheduled. Date: Monday, June 19th Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Place: Sobeys Community Room (210 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) Members of the Bargaining Committee and […]
Please join us for our annual free picnic for NSGEU members and their families. Download the poster here. We are having a BBQ, with refreshments, games, bouncy castle, face painting, prizes, and swimming at a beach. Where: Oakfield Provincial Park, 366 Oakfield Park Rd, Grand Lake, NS Click here for a map to Oakfield Park When: […]
Good afternoon, As you are aware, your employer sent an email on Wednesday, May 31st outlining a new Attendance Management program that is being implemented effective June 1st, 2017. This communication advises that this program has been reviewed by the union and that it is compliant with the terms and conditions of our collective agreements. […]
On October 19th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a grievance claiming that the employer’s posting of 18 new consultant positions was in violation of the collective agreement. That is, the union took the positions those jobs should be unionized. Your employer denied that this action violated the agreement and, ignoring the union’s warning, continued their hiring […]
Good afternoon, Following the recent electronic vote, the Union Negotiating Committee has filed an application for binding arbitration with the Nova Scotia Labour Board. We will send more updates as the situation develops. Your Bargaining Committee (Union Negotiating Committee and the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council) thanks you for your continued support and solidarity.