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Celebrate Labour Day 2013!

On September 2, the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council (HDDLC) invites you to attend the 2013 Labour Day march, rally, free BBQ picnic & community concert. We will be gathering at 10:30 a.m. at Victoria Park on Spring Garden Road in downtown Halifax. From there, we will march starting at 11:00 a.m. from Victoria Park […]

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Open Letter to Nova Scotians from NSGEU members working for the NSLC

As members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) and employees of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), we are proud to deliver a responsible quality service to Nova Scotians. We work in the distribution warehouse, in accounting, purchasing and administration, and in the stores, as both managers and clerks. Together, we […]

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NSGEU Welcomes Latest Dental Service Initiatives

Halifax – The NSGEU is pleased to see the government’s most recent dental service announcements about increased access to pediatric dental surgeries and the hiring of a Chief Dental Officer.  They are both long overdue initiatives that should have been implemented much earlier. This position has been recommended since the 2008 Nova Scotia Oral Review […]

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Civil Service Tentative Agreement Ratified

 (NSGEU’s Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service) NSGEU members working for the Nova Scotia Civil Service ratified their tentative agreement this evening by 93.8%. The tentative agreement was reached between the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union and the Public Service Commission on July 9. “We are pleased to have a new agreement […]

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Labatt Boycott!!! Say no to scab beer this summer…

Workers at Labatts who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public Employees (NAPE/NUPGE), have been on strike since April 10. They are employed by the Canadian division of the world’s largest (and very profitable) brewing corporation, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). They are trying to establish a pattern of concessions and roll-backs that the corporation […]

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Elijah Williams and Shay Enxuga, workers at Just Us! Coffee receive their cheques from NSGEU

Elijah Williams and  Shay Enxuga came to the union office today with their friend to receive their cheques from the NSGEU. Locals across the province pledged support for these two workers who were unjustly fired from Just Us! for organizing a union in the workplace. They were moved to action following a presentation by the Just […]

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“And Now — The Bill” — How Bill C-377 will cost taxpayers big bucks

The following is an article from Blacklock’s Reporter: Tax authorities expect to penalize unions millions of dollars under legislation due to pass the Senate this week, according to confidential Canada Revenue Agency documents. An estimated $72 million a year in penalties will be due under Bill C-377, a private Conservative measure that compels unions to […]

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Over 75 attend rally during St.FX Board of Governors meeting today to protest job cuts

Antigonish – Members of NSGEU Local 88, support staff at St.FX, along with members of the CAW and St. FXAUT held a rally today with an estimated 75 people in attendance. They held the rally outside the St.FX Keating Centre during a meeting of the Board of Governors to protest job cuts at the university. […]

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Superboard Concept Should be Scrapped After Alberta Health Board Firings – NSGEU Press Release June 13, 2013

Halifax:  The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) says the recent firings of all 10 board members of the Alberta Health Services Board should lead to the immediate scrapping of the whole idea here. The Union was responding today to the Alberta Minister of Health’s statement on Wednesday. According to NSGEU President Joan […]

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