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Government Releases Education Administrative Report – NSGEU Urges Caution

Today, Government released their report on the province’s education administrative model. The author of the report, Dr. Avis Glaze, made many sweeping recommendations including the complete dismantling of the existing school board system. After 4 years of amalgamation and centralization of the healthcare system, Premier McNeil and Ministers Glavine and Delorey are still struggling to […]

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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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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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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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PR Telephone Town Hall Meeting Bargaining Update: Arbitration Decision

WHAT: Civil Service – Telephone Town Hall Meeting – PR Bargaining Update WHEN: Wednesday, December 20th TIME: 7:30 p.m.            We are holding a telephone town hall information session for the Professional Bargaining Unit Wednesday, December 20th in order to discuss the Civil Service Arbitration decision released on December 7. We are […]

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Clerical Telephone Town Hall Meeting Bargaining Update: Arbitration Decision

WHAT: Civil Service – Telephone Town Hall Meeting – CL Bargaining Update WHEN: Tuesday, December 19th TIME: 7:30 p.m.             We are holding a telephone town hall information session for the Clerical Bargaining Unit Tuesday, December 19th in order to discuss the Civil Service Arbitration decision released on December 7. We are […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update #2 – December 5th

Dear Civil Service members, After speaking to both Bargaining Committees and reviewing briefs from the NSGEU and the Employer, the Arbitration Board notified us today that a mediated settlement is not possible and they are moving to arbitration. Now, we await the Board’s decision on outstanding issues between the Employer and the Union, expected before the […]

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