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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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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 71 – Chignecto Central 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. Your Committee […]

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Local 71 – Chignecto Central Regional School Board Appointment Time Grievance

We would like to provide an update concerning a policy grievance which was filed regarding appointment time being drawn from sick banks: During the 2010 – 2012 round of negotiations, your bargaining committee achieved a change in language to Article 26.13. This article pertains to a maximum of three days per year leave of absence […]

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Rally to prevent cuts to support staff at the CCRSB

Rally to prevent cuts to support staff at the CCRSB. Place: Sidewalk outside Truro Elementary School, 125 Curtis Dr. Date: Wednesday, June 10 Time: 6 p.m. The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is considering cuts to library staff and Administrative Assistants following budget decisions to be made at their Board meeting on June 10. The Board […]

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Rally against cuts to support staff by the CCRSB, June 10, 2015 at 6pm

The CCRSB is considering cuts to support staff in their upcoming meeting on June 10. Support staff are critical links in a child’s education. Cuts will hurt students, families, and the community. The members of the CCRSB have the power to continue funding libraries, EAs, administrative support, and IT at appropriate levels. We must urge […]

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Local 71 – CCRSB – Outcome of Grievance Arbitrations

Local 71 – Chignecto Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) Outcome of Grievance Arbitrations As you may be aware, the NSGEU recently took four CCRSB Library related grievances to arbitration. The hearings were held on December 3rd and 4th, 2014. There were three policy grievances and one individual grievance. Please find below, a brief summary as well […]

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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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