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Last Chance to Vote to Protect Your Rights and Benefits

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit Members, Today is your last chance to vote YES for a strike – voting closes today at noon. If you don’t vote today your vote is essentially counted as a NO vote. There is a lot at stake in this round of bargaining – the Employers are coming after your […]

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NSLC full time members – please consider applying for Cannabis EOI positions

Dear Local 470 members; We are reminding members that the competition closes for the Expression of Interest (EOI) internal process for newly created cannabis retailing positions Monday at 4 p.m. and are encouraging all full time members who are interested in learning about and working with this new category, including those on the eligibility list, […]

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Local 67 – Veith House Bargaining Committee Files for Conciliation

Dear members of Local 67, After five very spread out bargaining dates, and four and a half years without a contract, on April 25th, 2018 your bargaining committee and the Employer reached a decision to file for conciliation. A Conciliation Officer is a neutral party with experience in mediation who helps both sides reach an […]

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Press Release: Pregnant nurse attacked while NSHA says investigating safety concerns a waste of time

A nurse was attacked and sent to hospital days after the Nova Scotia Health Authority called a request for an independent violence in the workplace risk assessment a ‘waste of time’, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “This nurse, 33 weeks pregnant, while being attacked by a patient was left completely vulnerable because her personal security […]

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Press Release: Essential Services Agreement in place for IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions welcomed a decision by the Nova Scotia Labour Board which concluded an essential services agreement for health care workers at the IWK. The Labour Board decision rejected the IWK’s request that the Council of Unions provide additional notice periods beyond that required in the Trade Union Act in […]

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Local 70 – South Shore Regional School Board Tentative Agreement Has Been Ratified

Dear Local 70 members; Members have ratified the tentative agreement reached by your Bargaining Committee by 100%. Your new collective agreement is effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2021. Thank you to the membership for your solidarity and support through this process and thank you to the Bargaining Committee for their commitment on behalf of […]

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Local 267 – NSCC – Ratification Vote Information

Dear members of Local 267, As you are aware, your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance. Information about the electronic ratification vote:  We are holding an electronic ratification vote. The vote will go live on Monday, April 30th at 9 a.m. and close on Monday, […]

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