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Local 53 Halifax Regional School Board Contract Ratified

Dear Local 53 members; Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership has voted 98% in favour of the tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the membership for their support throughout this process. Wendy Forrest wforrest60@gmail.com Rachael Knight rczski@yahoo.ca Anne McCrate ringettemomx3@gmail.com Lyn Smith lynsmith@accesswave.ca Nicole McKim, Chief Negotiator nmckim@nsgeu.ca

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Local 53-Halifax Regional School Board Bargaining Update: Information Session and Ratification Vote – Wed. May 23

Dear Local 53 members; As you most likely are aware, your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with your Employer and is recommending acceptance. We are holding an information session and ratification vote on Wed. May 23 at 7 p.m. at the NSGEU Office at 255 John Savage Ave. in Dartmouth. This session will be […]

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Report on Meeting with Minister of Education, Zach Churchill re:Changes to NS Education System

Dear School Board members, The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour recently organized a meeting between the Unions representing school support staff and the Minister of Education. The meeting was held on April 17, 2018 at the Minister’s office. Present at the meeting were Robin MacLean (NSGEU), Nicole McKim (NSGEU), Grant Dart (CUPE), Penny Foster (SEIU), […]

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Local 53-Halifax Regional School Board: Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 53, Your Bargaining Committee wanted you to be aware that the Employer cancelled bargaining for yesterday, Feb. 22. The reason they gave for the cancellation was the uncertainty regarding the NSTU strike vote. We do have two other dates for negotiations: March 5 and March 19th and we are seeking further dates. […]

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What to do if there is a strike at your workplace?

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has announced it is holding a strike vote today, February 20th. The NSTU Executive is holding a meeting tomorrow where they will decide what, if any, job action they will be taking. We stand with the teachers as they try to […]

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New Update for School Board Members

Following yesterday’s update and media release regarding the lack of response from the Minister of Education, Zach Churchill, (http://nsgeu.ca/nsgeu-school-board-support-staff-facing-the-unknown/) the Minister phoned President MacLean this morning confirming much of what we shared with you on January 30th. the changes are in governance and not a change in employer There will be no layoffs or changes […]

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Education Minister’s Announcement Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Today, the Nova Scotia Liberal government announced some significant changes to the way education is delivered in Nova Scotia. At a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Zach Churchill said his government will: unify the system by dissolving the seven elected regional school boards and create one provincial advisory council. The structure of the Conseil […]

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Local 53 – Halifax Regional School Board Bargaining Update

As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedule dates to meet with the Employer at the Bargaining table. The enactment […]

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2015 Education Action Plan and Government Media Release

Dear School Board and Stock Transportation Members: On January 29, 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education released her Action Plan for Education. This follows the release of the final report of the Minister’s Panel on Education on October 30, 2014. For your information, you can click here to view and download a […]

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