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Administrative Professionals’ Week

Happy Administrative Professionals Week, The NSGEU represents over 7,000 Administrative Professionals who keep organizations across the province running smoothly. Administrative Professionals work in the Civil Service, health care, school boards, universities, colleges, NSLC, tourism, housing authorities, pension services, and more. They hold a great degree of responsibility in their daily activities and include: research, accounting, and […]

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Local 267 Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

The Local 267 bargaining committee met with the employer on April 20, 2017 for the purpose of exchanging proposals.  A copy of the proposals has been emailed to the local members. If you are a member of Local 267 and did not receive the email, please contact the Resource Centre by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing inquiry@nsgeu.ca and […]

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Upcoming Meeting for Staff Working at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall

Good afternoon, On Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m., the NSGEU will hold a meeting to discuss ongoing workplace safety concerns with members who work at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall. President Jason MacLean, Employee Relations Officers Rick Wiseman and Tony Bremner, as well the Director of Negotiations and Servicing for Health Care, Shawn Fuller, […]

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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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Happy NSGEU Day: Celebrating Our Members

Good morning, Today (April 19th) we celebrate NSGEU Day! Fifty-nine years ago, our union celebrated its founding Convention as the Nova Scotia Civil Service Association. At that time, just 3,200 civil servants delivered a range of public services throughout this province. Over the years, the NSGEU has grown in both size and scope, now representing […]

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Local 470 & 1670 Survey Findings

Dear members of Locals 470 and 1670, With pending legalization of marijuana in Canada, NSGEU has been working to determine  the best model for distribution and sales in Nova Scotia. As part of this project we undertook two surveys in early 2017 to gauge opinions of both our membership and the general public. Before taking […]

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Honouring one of our own

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. NSGEU Local 104 is proud to feature one of our members, Johnena Kennedy, a community outreach worker who is a very involved union activist and this year’s recipient of the Dr. M.A. Mian Award. This award was presented to her at the 2016 […]

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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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Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres Leadership Opportunities with Your Union!

  Good afternoon, There are a number of leadership positions to be elected for Local 20, as per the NSGEU’s constitution. The union is now putting out a call for Local 20 members with an interest in sitting on one (or more) of the following committees, councils, or the Local executive.  Aside from general training […]

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