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A message from President Jason MacLean regarding the passage of Bill C-16

The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any member […]

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Join the HTU For a Rally/BBQ!

What: Rally/BBQ in support of striking Halifax Typographical Union (HTU) workers When: Friday, June 16th, noon Where: 2717 Joseph Howe Drive (The Chronicle Herald building) Unionized newsroom staff at The Chronicle Herald have been on strike for more than 500 days now, as their employer continues to refuse to negotiate a fair collective agreement with […]

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Media Release: NSGEU Filing For Arbitration for Civil Service

May 17, 2017  The NSGEU’s Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service has determined that bargaining is at an impasse and is filing for arbitration to address outstanding issues. “We went to the table twice in April with the help of a Conciliation Officer and bargaining was moving backwards,” says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “We […]

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Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division Health & Safety Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer) brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. We held meetings across the province to hear concerns and educate members on their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. At a meeting on May 5, 2016, we shared […]

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It’s Blue Monday

The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important work NSGEU members do every day helping to support people who are struggling with mental health issues in Nova Scotia. Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and for a variety of reasons is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. Christmas is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Files for Conciliation as Civil Service Negotiations Reach an Impasse

The NSGEU is filing for conciliation after negotiations with the government for a Civil Service collective agreement reached an impasse. “Our members are looking for a fair agreement and hopefully a conciliator can help us get there,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. “Right now, we remain far […]

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No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

The NSGEU’s Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. “It is unfortunate we couldn’t get a deal at the table over the last two days,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova […]

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