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Welcome new members of Local 150 – Island Employment Association!

We are pleased to welcome our newest members who are employees of the Island Employment Association. They are Career Practitioners, Career Counsellors, Job Developers, Employment Support Practitioners, IT Technicians, Information Resource Specialists, and Project Managers. They help people find a job or explore career possibilities as well as help people access government-sponsored programs that assist with employment, training, […]

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Slow Down, Move Over

In advance of the Canada Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) and the Public Service Commission are partnering on a social media campaign to raise awareness of the need to slow down and move over for public service vehicles at the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Liberal Government Heightens Health Care Crisis by Leaving More Nova Scotians Stranded

NSGEU President Jason MacLean joins Cape Breton families, seniors and health care workers with shock and anger at today’s Liberal government announcement that the Northside Consolidated Hospital and New Waterford General Hospital will close and be replaced with Community Health Centres. “When was the community consulted for this plan?” asks Mr. MacLean. “The community shouldn’t […]

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May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

“Alliances for Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.   The Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia “was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by GLBTQ+ people internationally. May 17 has established […]

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Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 13-19, 2018

This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult and youth correctional facilities. For the most part, our members spend a great deal […]

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Local 55 – Workers’ Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Strike Vote Information

Dear Local 55 members; Please click here to view and download the strike information package Your Bargaining Committee Needs a strike vote from all members of Local 55 to reach a fair agreement for all members. After thirteen (13) days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. Virtually all items under […]

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NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) – a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our members who are having mental health issues […]

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Health Care Bargaining Strike Vote Update

After two very successful telephone town hall meetings it’s clear that people are tired of being attacked and are ready to send a strong message to the Employers and Stephen McNeil that it’s time to take our negotiations seriously. To those that participated in our town halls, either by listening in or asking a question […]

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Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave: A Good First Step, But Can Victims Afford To Take It?

Today, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if you or your child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. You can view the legislation here: https://bit.ly/2Goy82F Although we applaud this as a first step, we think that few Nova Scotians […]

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