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Media Release: PTSD Regulations Step In Right Direction

Nova Scotia announced new regulations today, which will ensure more workers will have easy and immediate access to resources to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Amending the Workers Compensation Act to ensure more workers are protected against the harms of workplace trauma was the right thing to do,” said NSGEU President Jason MacLean, “We […]

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Media Release: Gov’t Reset Needs to Focus on Health Care Crisis, Union Ready to Help

Union members hope proroguing the legislature means Stephen McNeil is ready to reset the Liberal Government’s agenda away from attacking workers and towards working together to find solutions to fix the current crisis in health care, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Traditionally, when a Premier prorogues the legislature it marks a change in direction from […]

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Press Release: Health Care Workers Awarded Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums

Today, Aug. 15, Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums. Health Care Bargaining Unit members were awarded a 50 cent per hour increase to their current hourly premium rate. These premiums are added compensation earned when employees are assigned to work […]

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Press Release: New Collective Agreement Awarded for Health Care Bargaining Unit

Today, mediator-arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award which establishes a collective agreement for more than 6,000 employees in the Health Care Bargaining Unit at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. The award came after five days of mediation-arbitration which took place last week and concludes a process that began in October, 2016. The Council […]

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Press Release: NSGEU applauds new Nurse Practitioner Education Incentive Program

Educating more nurse practitioners for people in underserved areas is a positive step forward for nurses and families who don’t have a family doctor and lack access to primary health care, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “This is a good announcement from government and could go a long way to address the doctor shortage many […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Liberal Government Heightens Health Care Crisis by Leaving More Nova Scotians Stranded

NSGEU President Jason MacLean joins Cape Breton families, seniors and health care workers with shock and anger at today’s Liberal government announcement that the Northside Consolidated Hospital and New Waterford General Hospital will close and be replaced with Community Health Centres. “When was the community consulted for this plan?” asks Mr. MacLean. “The community shouldn’t […]

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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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