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Health Care Bargaining Groups: Update on Overtime Interpretation Issue

Earlier today, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK sent employees a communication stating that they would be ending their punitive reinterpretation of your contracts overtime language. Thanks to all of you for your dedication in seeing this through. You were strong and united, stood your ground and the employer has decided to “revert to our […]

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Nursing Act – Bill 121 at Law Amendments

Good Afternoon, Bill 121, The Nursing Act (https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/bills-statutes/bills/assembly-63-session-2/bill-121) was introduced on March 15, 2019 and will be going to the Law Amendments Committee this Monday, April 8. To be added to the speaking list contact the Office of the Legislative Counsel at 902-424-8941 or by email at legc.office@novascotia.ca to request a time to speak. As back […]

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Important Message for NSHA Central Zone Employees regarding Benefit Premium Changes

Dear members, In the coming days you will be receiving a notification from your employer (NSHA) announcing an increase to your health and dental premiums. The NSGEU does not agree with these increases and has made our position known with your benefits administrator (HANS) and employer. (Click here to see our response.) On July 1, 2018, your benefits […]

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Acute Health Care: Update on New Interpretation of Overtime Language

Good afternoon, As you all know, the NSHA and IWK have a new interpretation of overtime compensation for all health care workers. This interpretation is not a result of negotiations and at no time has the NSGEU agreed with it. Essentially, both employers have decided that overtime will be paid based on hours actually worked, and […]

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Expression of Interest (EOI) for NSGEU IWK Nurses: Labour Management Committee Membership

NSGEU is looking for IWK nurses who are interested in becoming members of the new Labour Management Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives! Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which came into effect yesterday (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be a Labour Management Committee […]

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Expression of Interest for NSHA Nurses in NSGEU Zone Labour Management Committee Membership

The NSGEU is looking for nurses working in all Zones who are interested in becoming members of the new Zone Labour Management Committees. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives. Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which is effective today (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be […]

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Nursing Bargaining Unit: Telephone Town Hall to Discuss New Collective Agreement

As you are aware, we recently concluded an intensive round of bargaining, which resulted in a new collective agreement for the Nursing bargaining unit. We are holding a telephone town hall meeting for all members of the Nursing bargaining unit on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7 p.m., so we can review highlights of the new […]

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