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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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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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Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division Health & Safety Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer) brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. We held meetings across the province to hear concerns and educate members on their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. At a meeting on May 5, 2016, we shared […]

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Notice to Civil Service seasonal employees

Dear Civil Service seasonal members, Members who are seasonal employees have raised concerns with the Union concerning their inability to reply to Expression of Interest job postings due to their lack of access to the government email system during seasonal layoff. We have raised this concern with the Employer and they have informed us that […]

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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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Government Agrees to Return to Bargaining Table

Dear Civil Service members, Following your resounding rejection of the employer’s final offer for your collective agreement, the NSGEU Chief Negotiator contacted the employer’s Chief Negotiator to discuss a return to the bargaining table. The employer has agreed. Your Bargaining Committee will return to collective bargaining with the Civil Service employer on Monday, December 19, […]

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Telephone Town Hall for all Case Aides and Access Facilitators – Thurs. Dec. 22

WHAT:  Telephone Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Thursday, December 22, 2016 TIME:    7:00 p.m. We are holding a telephone town hall information session in order to discuss changes your employer is making to the roles of Access Facilitators and Case Aides and our efforts to protect your rights through this process. Jason MacLean, NSGEU President, Grant […]

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