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Support public retail of legal cannabis. Take the survey today!

The Nova Scotia Government has started their conversation with Nova Scotians on legalised marijuana sales. The Government’s online survey asks for feedback on the following: age 19 as the legal age of purchase and use the sale of cannabis through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation where recreational cannabis can be used […]

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Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil’s watch

The McNeil government is putting the safety of children and families at risk by leaving Child Protection Social Workers over-worked and under-resourced says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Child Protection Social Workers are responsible for assessing and protecting the safety and well being of kids in need. They need a manageable workload so they have the […]

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Government agrees to include cuts to Service Award in its judicial review of Bill 148

Nova Scotia Government and General Employee Union President Jason MacLean is pleased that the Premier has amended their judicial review of Bill 148 to include the articles that strips working people of benefits they earned in previous collective agreements. “We have been clear from the beginning we do not believe Bill 148 is Constitutional and […]

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Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act

Dear members, Please be advised that amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, regarding automatic coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), have been tabled in the legislature and will soon be sent to Law Amendments Committee where you have the opportunity to provide input to government. Here is a link to the bill: http://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/63rd_1st/1st_read/b007.htm If passed, […]

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Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) Grievance Settlement

A substantially altered Classification Grievance was filed on behalf of Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) in 2013 (P-12-1485). The matter had been referred to adjudication and hearing dates were scheduled for September 26, 27, 28, 2017. The Union entered into settlement discussions with your Employer and have come to an agreement. It […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notice of […]

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Show your support for our fight to Repeal Bill 148

On August 22, 2017, Stephen McNeil enacted Bill 148, Public Services Sustainability Act. This heavy-handed piece of legislation affects most of you (93 percent of the membership) in two ways: It imposes a non negotiated wage settlement It also unilaterally removes longstanding articles from your collective agreement. We believe the Bill is unconstitutional as it […]

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