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Press Release: Health Care Workers Awarded Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums

Today, Aug. 15, Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums. Health Care Bargaining Unit members were awarded a 50 cent per hour increase to their current hourly premium rate. These premiums are added compensation earned when employees are assigned to work […]

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Health Care Bargaining Unit Gets Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums

Last week you received the details of the new collective agreement awarded by Mediator/Arbitrator William Kaplan. As you will recall the initial award did not include a decision on shift and weekend premiums. Today, Mr. Kaplan awarded a 50 cent increase on shift and weekend premiums. The premium award can be found here. This is […]

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Health Care Bargaining Update, August 8, 2018

Following five days of mediation, (July 30-August 3) Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award today (click here to view and download the full award), Wednesday August 8, 2018, which finally establishes a collective agreement for more than 6,000 employees in the Health Care Bargaining Unit at the NSHA and the IWK. The process […]

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Local 67 – Veith House Contract Ratified

Dear Local 67 members; Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership has voted 88% in favour of the tentative agreement. Your new collective agreement contains a new provision for general leave, a commitment to intimate partner violence policy and paid leave provision, a new Registered Retirement Savings Plan, and a 10% increase […]

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Local 71 Bargaining Update: Conciliation Dates Confirmed

Dear Local 71 members, Conciliation dates are confirmed for August 29 and 30. If you have any questions, please contact any member for your Bargaining Committee or the NSGEU at inquiry@nsgeu.ca Bargaining Committee: Donna M MacGregor  nsgeu71c@eastlink.ca M Gail McCormick       kevinmccormick@seasidehighspeed.com Christine A Rushton    computersbyte@gmail.com Freda Sears              […]

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50 years strong with NSGEU

Meet NSGEU member Sheldon Bisson, a Biomedical and Anesthesia Tech. Assistant with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. This is Sheldon’s 50th year with the union, and he says the support has been great. “I wouldn’t have a job without the union,” says Bisson. “They helped get my position sorted out when amalgamation took place. It […]

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Health Care Bargaining Update: Progress made and next steps

Your Health Care Bargaining Committee has spent the past several weeks preparing for a mediation arbitration hearing set for the last week of July with mediator arbitrator William Kaplan. The Committee has worked closely over the last eight weeks with lawyers at Pink Larkin to continue to narrow the issues and prepare our case. That […]

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Slow Down, Move Over

Officially launched in advance of the Canada Day weekend, our joint safety awareness campaign “Slow Down, Move Over” continues through the summer. This social media campaign is in partnership with the Public Service Commission and it raises awareness of the need to slow down and move over for public service vehicles with flashing lights flashing […]

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