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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Face-To-Face Bargaining

Scheduled talks concluded October 30, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18,19 and 30. […]

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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Bargaining Today, Resumes October 30

Scheduled talks concluded today, October 19, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4,5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. […]

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Special Notice on Overtime for Acute Care Employers

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, As a result of your employer’s recent communication (see the IWK message below) regarding overtime, the NSGEU wants to clarify that this change in practice for the Health Care bargaining unit was not agreed to in bargaining. The employer has decided to interpret the language around “hours worked” differently. […]

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QEII Redevelopment

Good afternoon, This morning, government announced their QEII redevelopment plans, which include the eventual decommissioning of part of the Victoria General site and the construction of five new health care buildings in the Halifax area. The NSGEU is committed to working with your employer to ensure our members’ jobs will be protected when construction is […]

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Clarification: Healthcare Administrative Professionals’ Agreement

Good morning, We have received a few inquiries from members regarding the new collective agreement for your bargaining unit. To clarify, the base agreement achieved by the Health Care bargaining unit also applies, with some exceptions, to your bargaining unit. To view this base agreement, click here. Additionally, the Mediator/Arbitrator, William Kaplan, issued a 36-page […]

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Administrative Professionals at the NSHA & IWK Bargaining Update: Agreement Awarded

Following one of mediation on Tuesday, September 18th, Mediator/Arbitrator William Kaplan has issued an award (click here to view and download the full award), which establishes a collective agreement for more than 3,600 employees in the Health Administrative Professionals Bargaining Unit at the NSHA and the IWK. The NSGEU will hold a Telephone Town Hall on […]

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Nursing Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Talks got underway today, September 5, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council exchanged proposals with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). Additional bargaining dates are set for September 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, […]

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Healthcare Administrative Professionals Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

The Council of Healthcare Administrative Professional Unions, comprised of committee members from CUPE and NSGEU, met with the NSHA and IWK on August 21st, 22nd and 31st to bargain a new collective agreement for over 3,000 members who work in acute care administrative professional occupations across Nova Scotia. Both parties tabled proposals premised on the […]

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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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