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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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Health Support Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

The Council of Health Support Unions, comprised of committee members from CUPE, Unifor and NSGEU, met with the NSHA and IWK on August 27th, 28th and 29th to bargain a new collective agreement for members who work in support services occupations across Nova Scotia. Both parties tabled proposals premised on the Healthcare Bargaining Unit Arbitration […]

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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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Healthcare Bargaining Councils’ Bargaining Update – What’s Next?

Since health care workers across Nova Scotia voted 93% to ratify the mediation/ arbitration agreement with the NSHA and IWK, the unions representing those workers have done much work on the next phase of the bargaining process that will conclude new collective agreements for all four bargaining units (Health Care, Administrative Professionals, Support Services and […]

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Acute Health Care Ratification Vote Update – Voting is open

By now you should have received your voting instructions and PIN. If you have not yet received your voting instructions please check the junk mail folder of your email or call the Labour Resource Center at 902-424-4063 or 1-877-556-7438 to ensure we have an updated email address for you. A full information package can be […]

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Press Release: Council of Unions Recommend Proposed Agreement with NSHA and IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions recommends its members ratify a proposed agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. Yesterday, all bargaining committee members met and voted to recommend ratification of the proposal to their members. If ratified the agreement provides a mediation arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for all […]

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Press Release: Essential Services Agreement in place for IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions welcomed a decision by the Nova Scotia Labour Board which concluded an essential services agreement for health care workers at the IWK. The Labour Board decision rejected the IWK’s request that the Council of Unions provide additional notice periods beyond that required in the Trade Union Act in […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update – February 15, 2018

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK just completed six days of conciliation in an effort to conclude a new collective agreement for the Health Care bargaining unit. The parties have agreed to another 11 days of bargaining over the course of the next few months. Bargaining in January and February […]

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