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Health Care Bargaining Update: Health Care Bargaining to Begin in October

Good afternoon, Late last week, the Council of Health Care Unions (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor, and CUPE) provided your employer representatives (NSHA and IWK) with bargaining dates for the Health Care bargaining unit only. Those dates are now set for early and mid-October. The Health Care bargaining council will now begin with an exchange of proposals […]

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Acute Healthcare Bargaining Update

Good afternoon, Today, your employer filed a complaint against the four unions representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and Support Services) which were created as a result of the Health Authorities Act […]

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Acute Healthcare Bargaining Update

To:      All NSGEU Members in Locals: 100, 101, 104, 119, 122, 124, 189, 190, 191, 193, 195, 423, 1246 Just before Christmas, the Provincial Liberal Government passed Bill 148. This legislation will freeze retirement allowances for all public sector workers, including all unionized healthcare workers at the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), […]

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Local 101 — LPNs, Nova Scotia Health Authority Nursing Central Zone Update on Reclassification Process

The LPN Reclassification Committee received many responses to the questionnaire that was circulated in August, and has thoroughly reviewed them all. Your submissions were excellent – you sent in great, concrete examples of how the complexity and independence level of the duties and/or responsibilities of the LPN position have changed! The submissions will now allow […]

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NSGEU wins grievance re: pay denied to nurses on approved leave during strike

Today, the NSGEU received a copy of an arbitrator’s decision on a policy grievance we had filed as a result of the Employer denying payment to a number of members that were on approved leave during the strike in April. A total of 19 nurses directly affected, who were on short-term illness/maternity leave/educational leave and […]

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Update on LPN Reclassification Efforts Questionnaire & Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Good afternoon, Members of your Reclassification Committee and staff at the NSGEU have been working diligently for many months to try and achieve a reclassification for Licensed Practical Nurses of Local 101 (formerly Local 97). (For more background on the work your Reclassification Committee has done to this point, please click here.) We are holding an […]

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LPN Reclassification Update

As you know, members of your Reclassification Committee and staff at the NSGEU have been working diligently for many months to try and achieve a reclassification for Licensed Practical Nurses of Local 101 (formerly Local 97). As a result of the  July 3rd arbitration session with Arbitrator Bruce Outhouse, we must obtain more examples of […]

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