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Local 32 – Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Services Conciliation Scheduled

Dear members, This email is to advise you that conciliation with your employer is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th. Please stay tuned for further updates after this conciliation date. What is Conciliation? Conciliation is a requirement under the Nova Scotia Trade Union Act that takes place when regular negotiations fail to reach an agreement. Either […]

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Local 32 – Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Services Union Filing For Conciliation

Dear member, Following three days of negotiations, your bargaining committee has reached an impasse with your employer and has filed for conciliation. We are sending this email as an update on negotiations and to outline the important next steps. Negotiations were very productive and now wages and shift & weekend premiums are the only outstanding […]

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Local 32 – Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Services Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 32 members, Your bargaining committee met with your employer on Tuesday, February 12th for another day of negotiations. Negotiations were very cordial and 99 per cent of proposed articles have been agreed to. At the end of the day, the union proposed a wage package that would bring all members in line with […]

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Local 32 – Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 32 members, Your bargaining committee met with your employer on Tuesday, January 15th and 16th to exchange proposals and commence bargaining. Bargaining was productive and respectful, so far, and an additional bargaining date has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th. Copies of the proposals will be mailed out to all members of Local […]

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NSGEU Home Care Workers: Bringing Health Care Home

Today, the NSGEU is launching an online advertising campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the work our home care members deliver throughout the province. The campaign will be featured on a wide range of media sites as “pre-roll” video, played before and during other video content. We understand that your profession has faced […]

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NS Workplace Safety Action Plan Online Survey-Have Your Say

Good afternoon, Are you an NSGEU member working in a group home, long-term care or in home support? The following survey is a joint project of AWARE-NS, Nova Scotia’s Departments of Health and Wellness, Labour and Advanced Education, and Community Services, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre, and WCB Nova Scotia. The goal […]

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Home Support Members: Update on “Performance Based” Contracts

NSGEU representatives attended a Department of Health and Wellness/Nova Scotia Health Authority (DHW/NSHA) presentation regarding the current status of the Home Support service agreements on Tuesday, January 31st. As most of you are aware, the new “performance based” contracts were originally set to take effect on February 1st, 2017. One of the most significant features […]

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It’s “Sock It To Poverty” time!

  Dear members, Every year, the NSGEU Human Rights Committee organizes a campaign called “Sock It To Poverty”. From now until December 15, we are asking you, if you are able, to set up a donation site at your workplace to collect new socks, mittens and hats or cash for people in need in your community. […]

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Home Support Locals Bargaining Update

Home Support Locals Bargaining Update Dear member, In the Fall of 2015, NSGEU held a home support bargaining strategy session, which was attended by your home support bargaining and essential services representatives. During the session, members identified a number of priority issues for bargaining. A bargaining input survey was developed with the intent of sending […]

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Update on Home Support RFP

Dear Home Support Members: Last week, we received notice from the Department of Health and Wellness that they plan to continue to try and work with all current home care providers, though they will not rule out the possibility of tendering out and further privatizing the service at a later date. Here is a copy […]

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