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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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NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) – a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our members who are having mental health issues […]

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Health Care Bargaining Strike Vote Update

After two very successful telephone town hall meetings it’s clear that people are tired of being attacked and are ready to send a strong message to the Employers and Stephen McNeil that it’s time to take our negotiations seriously. To those that participated in our town halls, either by listening in or asking a question […]

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Health Care Strike Vote-Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

After more than a year, and nearly 40 bargaining and conciliation dates, we still do not have a new collective agreement for our health care members. What has become even more frustrating is that since January the bargaining committee has witnessed a serious slow down in process from the employers. In fact, the employers have […]

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Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave: A Good First Step, But Can Victims Afford To Take It?

Today, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if you or your child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. You can view the legislation here: https://bit.ly/2Goy82F Although we applaud this as a first step, we think that few Nova Scotians […]

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Message to NSGEU Members working in School Boards re: Inclusive Education Report

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, As you may be aware, the government released its report on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Commission Report, on March 26. Unfortunately, we were not consulted during the research or writing of this report and are frankly a bit amazed that a report on inclusive education can be […]

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Nova Scotia Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions today requested that the Nova Scotia Labour Board settle the outstanding issues and finalize an Essential Services plan for the IWK. The Labour Board has 30 days to hear submissions from both the Employer and the Council of Unions and reach a conclusion on the remaining issues. […]

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