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Update on Collective Bargaining for members of Locals 100, 104, 122, 193, and 195

After 22 days of negotiations, multiple pieces of Liberal legislation attacking workers rights, and Employers who are attempting to take away key benefits from healthcare workers at the bargaining table, talks have finally broken down between the Nova Scotia Council of Healthcare Unions, the NSHA and IWK. As a result the NSHA and IWK have […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NSGEU calls on McNeil Liberals to keep our blood supply safe and available for patients

Protecting people from pay-for-plasma corporate interest is critical to keep our public healthcare system safe and available to every patient who need it, says Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union President Jason MacLean. Documents made public by the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party show that Canadian Plasma Resources, a private pay-for-plasma company, singled out […]

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Support public retail of legal cannabis. Take the survey today!

The Nova Scotia Government has started their conversation with Nova Scotians on legalised marijuana sales. The Government’s online survey asks for feedback on the following: age 19 as the legal age of purchase and use the sale of cannabis through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation where recreational cannabis can be used […]

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Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) Grievance Settlement

A substantially altered Classification Grievance was filed on behalf of Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) in 2013 (P-12-1485). The matter had been referred to adjudication and hearing dates were scheduled for September 26, 27, 28, 2017. The Union entered into settlement discussions with your Employer and have come to an agreement. It […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notice of […]

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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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