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A Message from President MacLean: Standing up for what is right

Dear members, It has been a busy week and I wanted to update you on the current situation. The week started with Stephen McNeil bringing into effect Bill 148 – Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act. This Bill does two things: 1. Restricts collective bargaining on wages and salaries by imposing maximum increases.  Imposes a four […]

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Letter From President MacLean: The Value of Public Sector Work

Good afternoon, Yesterday, Halifax Chamber of Commerce CEO Patrick Sullivan, sent a misguided and ill-informed letter to his 1,600 member businesses parroting the McNeil government’s argument that public sector workers don’t deserve cost of living increases and that government is right to take away benefits that have been fairly negotiated for our members. He tells […]

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NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

July 28, 2017 The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) has agreed to enter into two additional conciliation dates on August 8th and 9th with the Public Service Commission instead of the two hearing dates that had originally been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. Government has assured the […]

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A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I’m very pleased you did […]

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A message from President Jason MacLean regarding the passage of Bill C-16

The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any member […]

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Letter from President MacLean re: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Legislation

Dear NSGEU member, The NSGEU represents a range of workers who are emergency responders: police, social workers, correctional workers, firefighters, Registered Nurses and more. These are the people you need by your side in a time of crisis. The very nature of their work makes these workers vulnerable to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, these […]

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Message from President MacLean about Civil Service Vote Beginning Monday at 8am

Dear NSGEU Civil Service member, Voting on the employer’s final offer will begin on Monday, December 12 at 8 a.m.  This government has tried to dictate contracts rather than negotiate them. Now is the time to stand together and vote “NO!”. Make your voices heard! The employer’s final offer is a four year deal with […]

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Member Update on Teachers’ Dispute: What To Do If You’re Being Asked To Do Struck Work

Good afternoon, The union has just learned that some school boards (Annapolis Valley & Chignecto Regional School Board) are offering additional hours for the purposes of supervision to our members. To be clear, we are advising all members to refuse any additional work if it is above and beyond your normal hours of work and […]

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