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DCS Social Worker Reclass Update

NSGEU staff have met with DCS HR and Public Service Commission representatives weekly since the New Year to discuss the settlement of the substantially altered classification grievance. Our latest meeting took place January 22nd. We believe that we are very close to an agreement with the employer, and when it is finalized, we will provide […]

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Tell the Premier you care! childwelfareonthebrink.org

Halifax – The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) have launched a campaign encouraging Nova Scotians to visit www.childwelfareonthebrink.org and send a letter asking the Premier for an increase in funding for social programs including Child Welfare in his next budget. “We are speaking out together […]

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Union Matters: Weather and Work

Union Matters host Deedee Slye talks to Lynette Johnson, Employee Relations Officer for Health Care, and Colin Sutton, President of Local 79, St. Mary’s University, about storm closure policies, collective agreement rights and employer expectations during a weather event. So if the weather outside is frightful, your workplace is closed and you have not been […]

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Union Matters: A Conversation about Convention Resolutions

In this Episode, host Deedee Slye talks to President Jason MacLean; Chair of the Resolutions Committee, Paul Hagan; and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Colin Sutton, about resolutions. They share their favorite resolutions, current deadlines and announce their resolution writing provincial tour. These resolution experts are where it’s at! Whereas resolutions set the […]

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Press Release: NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Dec. 20, 2018 NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF a.k.a. Burnside) The outcome of the review into death of an inmate has raised concerns for NSGEU correctional staff who work at the CNSCF in Burnside. “One thing has to be made absolutely clear, Correctional Officers are not to blame […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, take a pause to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6, 2018, marks 29 years since the 1989 murder of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal […]

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You’re Invited: Discussion on National Pharmacare

What: Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare Community Dialogue, Presented by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute When: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel by Marriott (downtown) – Attached to Scotia Square parkade Canada’s unions are proud that we’ve won health insurance coverage for many of our […]

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New – Office of Workplace Mental Health

This new Office of Workplace Mental Health is an initiative of the NSGEU and the Public Service Commission. It is available for members who work for the Civil Service, NS Pension Corporation, or Tourism NS. Below is a message from Jason MacLean, President Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union and Laura Lee Langley, Commissioner, Nova […]

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