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Attention members working at NNSCF: regarding changes to posted schedule

Dear members of Local 480A working at Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Your union is aware that recently your posted schedule has been “revised.” If you have been impacted by the revised schedule in any way, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us toll free at 1-877-556-7438 or at inquiry@nsgeu.ca. Note: please […]

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A clarification on the Public Service Award payout Release

The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission mailed out their letter of offer regarding the Public Service Award (PSA) Payout. We have been hearing concerns from members regarding the Release you are required to sign – that you may be signing away any ability to accrue a future PSA if the NSGEU is successful in getting it […]

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Civil Service Public Service Award Options

Dear NSGEU Civil Service members, We have been in contact with the Employer and have been told an email will be sent to all members late in the day tomorrow, January 11, 2018, outlining the process to exercise your options for an early payment in lieu of the Public Service Award (PSA). Please make sure […]

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NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations breached Article 21 – Vacations of […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notice of […]

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Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU and government officials agreed to return […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Dates Set for Labour Board Hearing Regarding Arbitration

Good afternoon, As you may be aware, we are continuing to try to negotiate a collective agreement with the newly re-elected McNeil government. The Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act stipulates arbitration as the means for resolving outstanding bargaining demands. In mid-May, members of the Civil Service voted overwhelming in favour of proceeding to arbitration if your Bargaining […]

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A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I’m very pleased you did […]

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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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