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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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Local 31, 35, 40 & 85 — VON Kings/Annapolis, Colchester, Tri-County & Pictou County Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Your Bargaining Committee met with your employer today (Tuesday, October 23rd) to exchange bargaining proposals. Please note: these are just proposals at this point in time, as an agreement has not been reached with the employer yet. You can also click here to view and download a copy of the proposals. The bargaining proposals do […]

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Locals 29, 31, 35, 40, 85: Changes to VON national benefits plan taking effect April 1, 2018

Dear Member, The Employer has communicated to the Union a change in the national VON benefits plan that you are a member of. This change, which takes effect on April 1, 2018, impacts the prescription drug plan. The plan will provide for a mandatory generic substitution for drugs covered by the plan. The Employer has outlined […]

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Members Working For VON (Locals 29, 31, 35, 40, 85) Attendance Management Program

Good afternoon, As you are aware, your employer sent an email on Wednesday, May 31st outlining a new Attendance Management program that is being implemented effective June 1st, 2017. This communication advises that this program has been reviewed by the union and that it is compliant with the terms and conditions of our collective agreements. […]

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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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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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VON 2016 Holiday Availability Form

Locals 31, 35, 40 & 85 – Home Support VON (Kings/Annapolis, Colchester, Tri-County & Pictou) VON 2016 Holiday Availability Form Good afternoon, By now, all members should have received a copy of the 2016 Holiday Availability Form put out by the Employer. This form lists 10 holidays and asks employees to: “Please indicate by (checkmark) […]

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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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You’re Invited: Province-Wide Rally for Home Support, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WHAT: Province-wide rally for home support workers WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th, noon to 1 p.m. WHERE: 10  9 locations (see table below) The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network, NSGEU, NSNU and CUPE are holding province-wide demonstrations on Wednesday, May 6th from noon to 1 p.m. We are calling on all home support workers to come […]

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