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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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Health Care Bargaining Update, August 8, 2018

Following five days of mediation, (July 30-August 3) Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award today (click here to view and download the full award), Wednesday August 8, 2018, which finally establishes a collective agreement for more than 6,000 employees in the Health Care Bargaining Unit at the NSHA and the IWK. The process […]

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Health Care Bargaining Update: Progress made and next steps

Your Health Care Bargaining Committee has spent the past several weeks preparing for a mediation arbitration hearing set for the last week of July with mediator arbitrator William Kaplan. The Committee has worked closely over the last eight weeks with lawyers at Pink Larkin to continue to narrow the issues and prepare our case. That […]

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Healthcare Administrative Professionals Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

The NSGEU Healthcare Administrative Professional Bargaining Committee met on June 21 and 22, 2018 to prepare for bargaining with the NSHA and the IWK. The Committee is comprised of seven representatives from Locals 1246, 423, 189, 190, 191, 104, 193 and 195, who work at the NSHA in the Central and Western Zones, the IWK, […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Councils’ Bargaining Update – What’s Next?

Since health care workers across Nova Scotia voted 93% to ratify the mediation/ arbitration agreement with the NSHA and IWK, the unions representing those workers have done much work on the next phase of the bargaining process that will conclude new collective agreements for all four bargaining units (Health Care, Administrative Professionals, Support Services and […]

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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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