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Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU and government officials agreed to return […]

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Local 50 – Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Bargaining Update: Employer Presents Final Offer

Dear Local 50 members; The parties exchanged proposals on July 5th, and contract negotiations resumed yesterday, July 19th. The Employer presented their final offer today, July 20th, and unfortunately, the parties were unable to conclude a collective agreement. In their final offer, the Employer moved away from their initial wage freeze of 0% over a […]

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Congratulations to all members of Local 48 on the ratification of the tentative agreement!

89% of the Bargaining Unit cast ballots and 100% of these ballots were in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Your Bargaining Committee and employer will now work to prepare your new agreement for printing and ultimately distribution to the members. I want to take this opportunity to once again that the members of the Bargaining […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Dates Set for Labour Board Hearing Regarding Arbitration

Good afternoon, As you may be aware, we are continuing to try to negotiate a collective agreement with the newly re-elected McNeil government. The Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act stipulates arbitration as the means for resolving outstanding bargaining demands. In mid-May, members of the Civil Service voted overwhelming in favour of proceeding to arbitration if your Bargaining […]

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Local 105 – Louisdale Community Homes Association: Information Sessions/Ratification Vote Scheduled

Dear members, Your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer. They are recommending acceptance of this agreement. Information sessions and a ratification vote of the tentative agreement have been scheduled, as follows: When: Thursday, July 13th Session 1: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Session 2: 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: Louisdale […]

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Local 267 – Nova Scotia Community College: Bargaining Update

Since the exchange of proposals with the College on April 20, 2017, your Bargaining Committee met on the following dates: Sunday, April 23 – Evening Conference Call – Bargaining Committee and Sub Local (Campus) Presidents to discuss Union’s proposal. Sunday, May 28 – Evening Conference Call – Bargaining Committee Preparation Meeting Tuesday May 30– Meeting […]

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Local 78B-Stock Transportation: Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee presented the Local’s bargaining proposals (which were developed from the results of the membership survey) to your Employer on March 27, and held further bargaining meetings with the Employer on March 28, June 20, and June 21. Talks have been cordial and respectful. The Employer has taken care to […]

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A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I’m very pleased you did […]

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Local 105 – Louisdale Community Homes Association Tentative Agreement Reached, Vote Scheduled

Following three days of bargaining in May and two days this week, the parties reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday, June 27th. Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the agreement. The tentative agreement will be mailed to members next week for review and two information/voting sessions will be held on Thursday, July 13th at […]

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