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Press Release: NSGEU Home Support Workers at Northwood Vote to Reject Employer’s Offer

February 9, 2014 Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 34, home support staff who work at Northwood in HRM, have voted 97% to reject the employers offer at an emergency meeting this evening. “The Bargaining Committee could not recommend an agreement that did not contain parity with other workers who do the same job and […]

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NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios

MEDIA ADVISORY Monday, February 3rd, 2014 PRESS CONFERENCE: NSGEU Hosts Labour Leader from Australia, Expert on Nurse-To-Patient Ratios  Last week, negotiations between Local 97 (Registered Nurses at CDHA) and the CDHA broke down because the employer has failed to address nurses’ key concerns of scheduling and staffing. The NSGEU has been campaigning for the introduction […]

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NSGEU Local 97, CDHA Nurses, Apply for Conciliation

Halifax – After meeting at the bargaining table for eight days, the bargaining committee representing Local 97 Registered Nurses at Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) and their employer have reached an impasse. The union has now applied to the Department of Labour and Advanced Education for Conciliation services in hopes that an agreement can be […]

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Video Series: Nurses Put Patient Safety First!

Halifax – Nova Scotia’s new Health Minister recently acknowledged that we will soon face an “alarming” shortage of healthcare professionals in this province, including a shortage of approximately 800 nurses in the next five years. “As the union representing over 2,600 Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia, we can safely say that shortage is already upon […]

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Press Release – NSGEU: Pleased the Province is Strengthening Public Health and Safety Services

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Halifax – NSGEU President, Joan Jessome is pleased the government is strengthening its public health and safety services by hiring an additional five Occupational Health & Safety Officers as a part of the province’s workplace safety strategy. All five officers will be a welcomed addition to existing  NSGEU members who provide […]

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Tentative Agreement Ratified Between NSGEU Local 87 and Parkland at the Lakes (Shannex)

Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 87, which represents workers at Parklands at the Lakes, have ratified their first collective agreement with their employer, with 84 per cent of ballots cast in favour of acceptance. “We are very pleased to have achieved a first agreement for this newly certified local at the table,” said Nova […]

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Press Release: NSGEU Local 267, employees of Nova Scotia Community College, vote to ratify tentative agreement.

Monday, November 25, 2013, Halifax – Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 267, employees of Nova Scotia Community College, have voted 94% in favour of a tentative agreement with their employer. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with the NSCC,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome. “The Local 267 Bargaining Committee […]

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