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Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division Health & Safety Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer) brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. We held meetings across the province to hear concerns and educate members on their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. At a meeting on May 5, 2016, we shared […]

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Notice to Civil Service seasonal employees

Dear Civil Service seasonal members, Members who are seasonal employees have raised concerns with the Union concerning their inability to reply to Expression of Interest job postings due to their lack of access to the government email system during seasonal layoff. We have raised this concern with the Employer and they have informed us that […]

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Memorandum of Agreement regarding new Deputy Sheriff 1 Classification

  Notice for Deputy Sheriffs On January 17 the Employer informed the Union that further to Article 43.01 of the Master Agreement they were establishing a new classification of Deputy Sheriff 1 (DS1) which would be responsible only for providing security to all levels of court, and for the timely, safe, and efficient escort of […]

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Conciliation Dates Cancelled by Employer New Dates Being Scheduled in April

Dear Civil Service members, Yesterday the Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we look into finding a block of time in April and we have agreed and are in the process of […]

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Government Agrees to Return to Bargaining Table

Dear Civil Service members, Following your resounding rejection of the employer’s final offer for your collective agreement, the NSGEU Chief Negotiator contacted the employer’s Chief Negotiator to discuss a return to the bargaining table. The employer has agreed. Your Bargaining Committee will return to collective bargaining with the Civil Service employer on Monday, December 19, […]

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Telephone Town Hall for all Case Aides and Access Facilitators – Thurs. Dec. 22

WHAT:  Telephone Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Thursday, December 22, 2016 TIME:    7:00 p.m. We are holding a telephone town hall information session in order to discuss changes your employer is making to the roles of Access Facilitators and Case Aides and our efforts to protect your rights through this process. Jason MacLean, NSGEU President, Grant […]

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NSGEU Civil Service Vote Professional (PR) Bargaining Unit Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WHAT: Civil Service Vote – Telephone Town Hall Information Session WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 TIME: 7:30 p.m. A vote has been called for the Civil Service: Dec. 12 – 14. Members will be voting on whether to accept or reject the employer’s final offer. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending a “No” vote. We are […]

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Bargaining Update: All Civil Service

E-Vote on Employer’s Final Offer – Vote will begin December 12 at 8 a.m. and end December 14 at noon. Your Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council and your Union Negotiating Committee are recommending the rejection of the Employer’s final offer. This offer includes two years of zeros, and ends the Public Service Award for all new members (as of April 2015) […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Relief Memorandum of Agreement Signed

In late October 2015, the union and your employer agreed to defer negotiation of the Relief Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to a subcommittee. This particular MOA is an agreement between the employer and union that outlines what qualifies as relief work, how these workers are scheduled, and what benefits they qualify for. In certain sectors […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Status of Vote

Since late January, the union has been working diligently to ensure members of the Civil Service are aware of what has taken place during this round of collective bargaining. Unfortunately, the government’s Bill 148 (the Public Service Sustainability Act) has caused a significant delay in the bargaining process, forcing us to hold meetings throughout the […]

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