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Important message regarding scheduling changes for Local 36-Antigonish & Area Homemaker Service

Dear Member, Recently you would have received a notice from your employer regarding changes they are making to scheduling, in particular scheduling CCAs one (1) Indirect Service Hour of paperwork per week and four (4) Direct Service Hours per week instead of five (5) Indirect Service Hours. Late last year your employer requested a Memo […]

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. It’s a perfect opportunity to talk to each other about mental health, and advocate for more resources to be put towards mental health initiatives in the province. The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important […]

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NSGEU Nurses Win Reduced Penalty for Strike Against Premier McNeil

On April 1, 2014, 167 registered nurses from the former NSGEU local 97 stood up to the McNeil Liberals and their Essential Services legislation (Bill 37) that stripped workers of their right to strike. Like the generations of NSGEU Nurses before them, these members showed outstanding courage in the face of a government who was […]

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Civil Service Public Service Award Options

Dear NSGEU Civil Service members, We have been in contact with the Employer and have been told an email will be sent to all members late in the day tomorrow, January 11, 2018, outlining the process to exercise your options for an early payment in lieu of the Public Service Award (PSA). Please make sure […]

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NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations breached Article 21 – Vacations of […]

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NSGEU Closed Due to Power Outage

The NSGEU building is currently without power and therefore is closed until power is restored. Our staff will be working from home and any messages sent by phone or by email to inquiry@nsgeu.ca will be forwarded to the appropriate person as soon as possible. Please call 902-424-4063/toll-free at 1-877-556-7438, or check our Facebook page, or […]

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Telephone Town Hall for Community Services Case Aides

Case Aides working in the Department of Community Services: You are invited to a telephone town hall meeting to discuss our classification appeal. WHAT: Telephone Town Hall Meeting  WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 TIME:    6:30 p.m. We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work as Case Aides in the Department […]

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Entitlement to Holiday Pay when the Holiday falls on your Day of Rest

Attention: Members who work for the NSHA: We have received a number of queries regarding entitlement to holiday pay during this holiday season. In particular, the Employer issued a memo to all employees advising that December 22nd would be designated as the half day Christmas Eve holiday for Monday to Friday employees. However, your Payroll […]

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Health Care Bargaining Year End Update

Health care bargaining will continue to move forward in the New Year. The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK completed three days of conciliation in November.  While these days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement there is still a lot of work to do. Both […]

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