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Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil’s watch

The McNeil government is putting the safety of children and families at risk by leaving Child Protection Social Workers over-worked and under-resourced says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Child Protection Social Workers are responsible for assessing and protecting the safety and well being of kids in need. They need a manageable workload so they have the […]

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Government agrees to include cuts to Service Award in its judicial review of Bill 148

Nova Scotia Government and General Employee Union President Jason MacLean is pleased that the Premier has amended their judicial review of Bill 148 to include the articles that strips working people of benefits they earned in previous collective agreements. “We have been clear from the beginning we do not believe Bill 148 is Constitutional and […]

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McNeil Government to Blame for Shortage of Deputy Sheriffs in Courts

NSGEU President Jason MacLean says that Judge Hoskins called out the wrong person when he threatened to put an acting supervisor in contempt. “The lack of Deputy Sheriffs in courtrooms is the responsibility of Stephen McNeil and any blame should be placed squarely on his shoulders and those of his government,” says Jason MacLean, President […]

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Press Release: NSGEU President Jason MacLean will be available for comment re: imposition of Bill 148 today at 2:30 pm

Today, August 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the NSGEU Office 255 John Savage Ave (in Burnside) Dartmouth, NS -30- The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day. For more information, please contact: Deedee Slye, Communications Officer 902-497-6761 […]

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Press Release: McNeil Government Interferes: Bargaining Moves Backward for Sherbrooke Village

The McNeil government has interfered in negotiations with the women and men who work for Sherbrooke Village and has turned back what was a tentative agreement between the parties. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 50 had reached what the union believed was a tentative […]

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Press Release: Workers at Sherbrooke Village Rally for Fair Contract

The people who help bring Sherbrooke Village to life for residents and visitors to come, learn, and explore the history of this community will be holding an information picket at the entrance gate to Sherbrooke Village on Thursday, August 17 from 1 pm – 3 pm. As members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees […]

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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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