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Press Release: Councils of Health Care Unions Ratify Agreement with NSHA and IWK

Today, the Councils of Health Care Unions voted 92% to ratify an agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. The agreement provides wage increases over a six year term (2014-2020), protects key benefits and provides a mediation arbitration process that will conclude all collective agreements for the four bargaining units in Health Care, […]

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Press Release: Employees at the WCB, NSGEU Local 55, Vote to Strike

May 7, 2018 Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 55, who work for the Workers’ Compensation Board, have voted 83% in favour of strike action to back their demands at the bargaining table. The Union and the Employer enter the conciliation process tomorrow, May 8 and May 9th. “This […]

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Press Release: Council of Unions Recommend Proposed Agreement with NSHA and IWK

Today, the Council of Health Care Unions recommends its members ratify a proposed agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. Yesterday, all bargaining committee members met and voted to recommend ratification of the proposal to their members. If ratified the agreement provides a mediation arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for all […]

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Press Release: Pregnant nurse attacked while NSHA says investigating safety concerns a waste of time

A nurse was attacked and sent to hospital days after the Nova Scotia Health Authority called a request for an independent violence in the workplace risk assessment a ‘waste of time’, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “This nurse, 33 weeks pregnant, while being attacked by a patient was left completely vulnerable because her personal security […]

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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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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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Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer’s representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of bargaining significantly over the last […]

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Press Release: NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has a responsibility to release Code Census data that highlights the crisis taking place at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and puts patients and workers at risk says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Stephen McNeil keeps denying the crisis in health care and the NSHA has information that shows just how […]

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