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CS Bargaining Update: Binding Arbitration Application Filed with NS Labour Board

Good afternoon, Following the recent electronic vote, the Union Negotiating Committee has filed an application for binding arbitration with the Nova Scotia Labour Board. We will send more updates as the situation develops. Your Bargaining Committee (Union Negotiating Committee and the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council) thanks you for your continued support and solidarity.

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NSGEU Filing for Arbitration for Civil Service

Dear members, Thank you for taking the time to vote and support your Bargaining Committee in their efforts to reach a fair agreement with your employer. Members voted 97% in favour of authorizing the union to file for arbitration should they determine that an impasse has been reached. Your Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) has decided […]

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Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 7-13, 2017

This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers and staff in adult and youth correctional facilities. For the most part, our members spend a great deal of time in the facilities with offenders […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: E-Vote to Authorize Bargaining Committee to File for Interest Arbitration

Vote on Mon. May 15 – Tue. May 16 Your Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council and your Union Negotiating Committee are asking for your support. With two days of conciliation behind us and two more days ahead, your Committees are asking for a strong vote from you, the membership, authorizing the union to proceed to Interest […]

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Civil Service Telephone Town Halls May 2 & 4, 2017

Telephone Town Hall Meetings Bargaining Updates WHAT: Civil Service – PR Bargaining Update WHEN: Tuesday, May 2 TIME: 7:30 p.m. _________________________________________________________ WHAT: Civil Service – TS Bargaining Update WHEN: Thursday, May 4 TIME: 7:30 p.m.              We are holding telephone town hall information sessions in order to provide you with a bargaining update […]

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Memorandum of Agreement regarding new Deputy Sheriff 1 Classification

  Notice for Deputy Sheriffs On January 17 the Employer informed the Union that further to Article 43.01 of the Master Agreement they were establishing a new classification of Deputy Sheriff 1 (DS1) which would be responsible only for providing security to all levels of court, and for the timely, safe, and efficient escort of […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: New Conciliation Dates Scheduled April 19 & 20

Dear Civil Service members, In late February, your Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we reschedule for April, and we have now agreed on April 19th and 20th for conciliation. When parties […]

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Conciliation Dates Cancelled by Employer New Dates Being Scheduled in April

Dear Civil Service members, Yesterday the Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we look into finding a block of time in April and we have agreed and are in the process of […]

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NSGEU Civil Service Vote Professional (PR) Bargaining Unit Telephone Town Hall Meeting

WHAT: Civil Service Vote – Telephone Town Hall Information Session WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 TIME: 7:30 p.m. A vote has been called for the Civil Service: Dec. 12 – 14. Members will be voting on whether to accept or reject the employer’s final offer. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending a “No” vote. We are […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Relief Memorandum of Agreement Signed

In late October 2015, the union and your employer agreed to defer negotiation of the Relief Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to a subcommittee. This particular MOA is an agreement between the employer and union that outlines what qualifies as relief work, how these workers are scheduled, and what benefits they qualify for. In certain sectors […]

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