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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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Nursing Act – Bill 121 at Law Amendments

Good Afternoon, Bill 121, The Nursing Act (https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/bills-statutes/bills/assembly-63-session-2/bill-121) was introduced on March 15, 2019 and will be going to the Law Amendments Committee this Monday, April 8. To be added to the speaking list contact the Office of the Legislative Counsel at 902-424-8941 or by email at legc.office@novascotia.ca to request a time to speak. As back […]

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Health Care Workers’ Safety Survey

The union has received a number of reports from our Health Care members 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 are asking you […]

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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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Health Care Support Services’ Safety Survey

The union has received a number of reports from our Support Services members 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 are asking you […]

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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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Expression of Interest for NSHA Nurses in NSGEU Zone Labour Management Committee Membership

The NSGEU is looking for nurses working in all Zones who are interested in becoming members of the new Zone Labour Management Committees. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives. Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which is effective today (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be […]

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