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Local 59 A and B – Yarmouth Association For Community Residential Options (YACRO) Tentative Agreement Reached

After five days of negotiations, your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement that we are prepared to recommend for acceptance by the membership. The union will be holding voting sessions at the Dartmouth office (255 John Savage) on Tuesday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Yarmouth office (59 Hawthorne […]

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Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres: Meet your newly elected representatives!

We are pleased to welcome the following members in their new roles as Local 20 representatives: Sheila Fortier, IWK – Chief Steward and Bargaining Committee Heather Grant, Cape Breton – President and Shop Steward and Bargaining Committee Kaitlin Lillington, Kentville – Shop Steward and Bargaining Committee Krista Wilson, Colchester/Hants – Shop Steward We will now begin […]

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Enter to Win: Skybox Tickets To Mooseheads vs. Wildcats

Every week for the next eight weeks, the NSGEU will be giving away two spots in a catered skybox lounge for the Halifax Mooseheads vs. Moncton Wildcats game on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. All you have to do is listen to this week’s podcast (click here), and enter below: Please note: you must be […]

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Local 87 – Parkland At The Lakes Bargaining Update

Dear Local 87 members, Your bargaining committee exchanged proposals with your employer on Wednesday, November 21st, and continued negotiations on Thursday, November 22nd. Negotiations were cordial and we were able to come to agreement on several non-monetary items. We meet with the employer again on January 22, 2019. Copies of the bargaining proposals are being […]

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Local 59 A & B – Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO) Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 59 members, Your bargaining committee met with your employer on Thursday, November 22nd to exchange proposals. Further bargaining dates have been scheduled for November 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and the 30th. Copies of the proposals will be mailed out to all members of Local 59. If you would like an electronic version, please […]

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Union Matters Podcast #5: Weed & The Workplace

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, we sit down with labour lawyer Jill Houlihan to talk about a hot topic: weed and the workplace. Since the legalization of cannabis four short weeks ago, many employees (and employers) have been left with unanswered questions about how use of the substance – recreationally and medicinally – […]

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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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NSGEU members in the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division – Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer), brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. The Union had meetings with Employees and as a result, a grievance was filed under the Collective Agreement. The grievance was filed under Article 36 of the Civil Service Master Agreement and was issued […]

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