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Healthcare Locals: Update on Overtime Interpretation Issue

Following the implementation of your new collective agreement, your employer changed their practice of paying overtime based on hours paid to paying overtime based upon hours worked. We responded by filing a policy grievance on behalf of each of our health care locals. At the same time, many of our members made the decision to […]

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Health Care Bargaining Groups: Update on Overtime Interpretation Issue

Earlier today, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK sent employees a communication stating that they would be ending their punitive reinterpretation of your contracts overtime language. Thanks to all of you for your dedication in seeing this through. You were strong and united, stood your ground and the employer has decided to “revert to our […]

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Health Care Administrative Professionals’ Safety Survey

The union has received a number of reports from our Administrative Professionals working in health care regarding concerns about staffing shortages and patient safety. We are trying to collect data from the membership to assist with bringing public attention to this important issue. In order to do this effectively, we need information from you. We […]

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Acute Health Care: Update on New Interpretation of Overtime Language

Good afternoon, The NSHA and IWK have recently decided to change their interpretation of overtime language to all four acute care bargaining units (Health Care, Support Services, Administrative Professionals and Nursing). As we have stated in past communications, this interpretation is not a result of negotiations and at no time has the NSGEU agreed with […]

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Acute Health Care: Update on New Interpretation of Overtime Language

Good afternoon, As you all know, the NSHA and IWK have a new interpretation of overtime compensation for all health care workers. This interpretation is not a result of negotiations and at no time has the NSGEU agreed with it. Essentially, both employers have decided that overtime will be paid based on hours actually worked, and […]

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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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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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