On April 1st, 2015, the government’s restructuring of the health care system came into effect, with the creation of the new Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK remaining its own separate entity.
This will mean a number of significant changes to the NSGEU’s existing acute health care locals (Locals 19, 42, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 97 and 246). Locals 22 and 23 at the IWK will remain as they are under a different employer than the new NSHA, although some classifications will be transferred out of those locals. The 10 remaining locals will be restructured into four locals: one for Nursing, Administrative Professionals, Health Care and Support Services.
A very important meeting for each local will be held between April 14th to 30th to discuss your new local structure and to elect your new bargaining committees.
It is very important that you make every effort to attend your meeting. Thank you!
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
|Meeting For Current:||AND:||Meeting Date:||Meeting Location:|
|Local 19 members (Support Services at CDHA)||Includes any classifications that have been moved from Health Care effective April 1 (click here for list of classifications); also, IWK members who were moved from Health Care to the Support bargaining unit (check this list).||Wednesday, April 22nd,
|Local 22 members (Health Care at IWK)||Monday, April 27th, 7 p.m.||NSGEU Conference Centre (255 John Savage Avenue, Burnside)|
|Local 23 members (Administrative Professionals at IWK)||Includes any classifications that have been moved into the Administrative Professional bargaining unit at the IWK (click here to view the list).||Friday, April 17th, noon||Children’s Boardroom (Room KBRD)|
|Local 42 members (Health Care at CDHA)||Does NOT include LPNs, who should attend the Local 97 meeting. Please check this list to confirm whether you remain in the Health Care bargaining unit.||Tuesday, April 14th, 7 p.m.||NSGEU Conference Centre (255 John Savage Avenue, Burnside)|
|Local 97 members (Nursing at CDHA)||All LPNs from the former CDHA (Local 42) & IWK (Local 22).||Thursday, April 16th, 7 p.m.||NSGEU Conference Centre (255 John Savage Avenue, Burnside)|
|Local 246 members (Administrative Professionals at CDHA)||Includes any classifications that have been moved from the Health Care unit into the Administrative Professional unit (click here for list of classifications)||Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.||NSGEU Conference Centre (255 John Savage Avenue, Burnside)|
NOTE: As a result of government legislation, a number of classifications have been moved from Health Care (Local 42) and into either the Support Services or Administrative Professionals bargaining unit. If you think your classification has been moved, or are just unsure about which meeting you should be attending, please contact the NSGEU by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.