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Local 67 – Veith House Bargaining Committee Files for Conciliation

Dear members of Local 67, After five very spread out bargaining dates, and four and a half years without a contract, on April 25th, 2018 your bargaining committee and the Employer reached a decision to file for conciliation. A Conciliation Officer is a neutral party with experience in mediation who helps both sides reach an […]

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Press Release: Essential Services Agreement in place for IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions welcomed a decision by the Nova Scotia Labour Board which concluded an essential services agreement for health care workers at the IWK. The Labour Board decision rejected the IWK’s request that the Council of Unions provide additional notice periods beyond that required in the Trade Union Act in […]

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Local 70 – South Shore Regional School Board Tentative Agreement Has Been Ratified

Dear Local 70 members; Members have ratified the tentative agreement reached by your Bargaining Committee by 100%. Your new collective agreement is effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2021. Thank you to the membership for your solidarity and support through this process and thank you to the Bargaining Committee for their commitment on behalf of […]

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Local 267 – NSCC – Ratification Vote Information

Dear members of Local 267, As you are aware, your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance. Information about the electronic ratification vote:  We are holding an electronic ratification vote. The vote will go live on Monday, April 30th at 9 a.m. and close on Monday, […]

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Health Care Strike Vote Deadline Monday, April 30 at Noon!

Dear members of the Health Care Bargaining Unit. We are two days into our strike vote and we are off to a strong start! If you’ve already voted thank you. If you haven’t yet it is critical that you tell your Employers to stop attacking your rights and benefits by voting YES. Not voting is […]

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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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Health Care Strike Vote Information Session in Metro April 17 & 19

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Chief Negotiator Shawn Fuller will host strike vote information sessions in the metro area to answer all your questions. The meetings will be held: Today, Tuesday, April 17:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at NSGEU Head Office, 255 John Savage Avenue. Thursday, April 19: […]

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Health Care Strike Vote Information Session in Cape Breton Today

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, Today, NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Chief Negotiator Shawn Fuller will host two information sessions in Cape Breton on the upcoming health care strike vote. Please take the time to come out and have your questions answered on this important strike vote. Today, Monday, April 16, 2018: Port Hawkesbury: […]

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Health Care Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

It is critically important that you vote Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, Your bargaining committee and several other volunteers have been putting in long hours at phone banks, regional strike vote meetings and on telephone town halls urging NSGEU health care members across the province to vote to strike to back your bargaining demands. […]

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