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Entitlement to Holiday Pay when the Holiday falls on your Day of Rest

Attention: Members who work for the NSHA: We have received a number of queries regarding entitlement to holiday pay during this holiday season. In particular, the Employer issued a memo to all employees advising that December 22nd would be designated as the half day Christmas Eve holiday for Monday to Friday employees. However, your Payroll […]

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Health Care Bargaining Year End Update

Health care bargaining will continue to move forward in the New Year. The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK completed three days of conciliation in November.  While these days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement there is still a lot of work to do. Both […]

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Update on Health Care Bargaining following conciliation

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA and IWK have completed three days of conciliation and plan to meet again in January for another five days. The last three days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement. However, a lot of work remains. The parties have held 27 […]

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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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Local 104,193,195 – NS Health Authority, Northern, Eastern, Western Region Zones: Grievance Update

On October 19th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a grievance claiming that the employer’s posting of 18 new consultant positions was in violation of the collective agreement. That is, the union took the positions those jobs should be unionized. Your employer denied that this action violated the agreement and, ignoring the union’s warning, continued their hiring […]

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Update on Health Council Bargaining

NSGEU Members on the Health Care Council Bargaining Committee spent another four days at the table working to conclude a new collective agreement for members of Locals 100, 104, 122, 193 and 195. The Council of Unions executive committee has decided to begin bargaining with the Health Care Council. Once that is complete, bargaining will […]

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Honouring one of our own

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. NSGEU Local 104 is proud to feature one of our members, Johnena Kennedy, a community outreach worker who is a very involved union activist and this year’s recipient of the Dr. M.A. Mian Award. This award was presented to her at the 2016 […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update

The Healthcare Council of Unions and the NSHA and IWK completed a round of mediation yesterday at the request of the Labour Board, which has resulted in an agreement to re-start bargaining toward a new collective agreement. The Healthcare Council of Unions (made up of NSGEU, Unifor, CUPE and NSNU health care workers across the […]

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Attention NSHA & IWK Health Care Workers

Important Reminder About Vacation Carry Over Hours The NSGEU recognizes the importance of vacation entitlements under the provisions of Article 17 for our members. If after submitting your yearly vacation, offers of alternate choices if necessary and repeated denials of ad-hoc vacation have resulted in the inability to use your vacation by March 31st, 2017, […]

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