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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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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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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 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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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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Health Care Bargaining Update

The Health Care Bargaining Council, including members of your bargaining committee, has made a formal bargaining complaint today against your employers with the Labour Board. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the Employers are refusing to tell the Unions what they are proposing […]

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Health Care Bargaining Update: Health Care Bargaining to Begin in October

Good afternoon, Late last week, the Council of Health Care Unions (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor, and CUPE) provided your employer representatives (NSHA and IWK) with bargaining dates for the Health Care bargaining unit only. Those dates are now set for early and mid-October. The Health Care bargaining council will now begin with an exchange of proposals […]

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