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Letter from President MacLean re: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Legislation

Dear NSGEU member, The NSGEU represents a range of workers who are emergency responders: police, social workers, correctional workers, firefighters, Registered Nurses and more. These are the people you need by your side in a time of crisis. The very nature of their work makes these workers vulnerable to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, these […]

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Local 24-Crothall Laundry Services Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

The Local 24 bargaining committee is pleased to advise that on Tuesday, April 25th, a tentative agreement was reached between the union and the employer. The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement, and the details will be presented and explained during the meetings outlined below. We will be holding an information session and ratification vote at […]

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Day of Mourning

Here is a list of Day of Mourning events across Nova Scotia with UPDATES (note the Lunenburg event is now on Friday April 28th): Halifax 11 a.m. – Friday April 28th Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) grounds (inside if weather doesn’t permit). Wreath laying invited. For information: Joan Wark NS Federation of Labour 902.454.6735 joan@nslabour.ca […]

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Administrative Professionals’ Week

Happy Administrative Professionals Week, The NSGEU represents over 7,000 Administrative Professionals who keep organizations across the province running smoothly. Administrative Professionals work in the Civil Service, health care, school boards, universities, colleges, NSLC, tourism, housing authorities, pension services, and more. They hold a great degree of responsibility in their daily activities and include: research, accounting, and […]

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Local 267 Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

The Local 267 bargaining committee met with the employer on April 20, 2017 for the purpose of exchanging proposals.  A copy of the proposals has been emailed to the local members. If you are a member of Local 267 and did not receive the email, please contact the Resource Centre by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing inquiry@nsgeu.ca and […]

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Upcoming Meeting for Staff Working at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall

Good afternoon, On Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m., the NSGEU will hold a meeting to discuss ongoing workplace safety concerns with members who work at Emerald Hall & Transition Hall. President Jason MacLean, Employee Relations Officers Rick Wiseman and Tony Bremner, as well the Director of Negotiations and Servicing for Health Care, Shawn Fuller, […]

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Changes to E.I. Waiting Period

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. On January 1, 2017 the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period was shortened from two weeks to one week. The reduction of the waiting period applies to all types of EI benefits—regular, fishing, sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate care, parents of critically ill children, and […]

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Happy NSGEU Day: Celebrating Our Members

Good morning, Today (April 19th) we celebrate NSGEU Day! Fifty-nine years ago, our union celebrated its founding Convention as the Nova Scotia Civil Service Association. At that time, just 3,200 civil servants delivered a range of public services throughout this province. Over the years, the NSGEU has grown in both size and scope, now representing […]

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Local 470 & 1670 Survey Findings

Dear members of Locals 470 and 1670, With pending legalization of marijuana in Canada, NSGEU has been working to determine  the best model for distribution and sales in Nova Scotia. As part of this project we undertook two surveys in early 2017 to gauge opinions of both our membership and the general public. Before taking […]

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