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Local 53-Halifax Regional School Board: Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 53, Your Bargaining Committee wanted you to be aware that the Employer cancelled bargaining for yesterday, Feb. 22. The reason they gave for the cancellation was the uncertainty regarding the NSTU strike vote. We do have two other dates for negotiations: March 5 and March 19th and we are seeking further dates. […]

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A clarification on the Public Service Award payout Release

The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission mailed out their letter of offer regarding the Public Service Award (PSA) Payout. We have been hearing concerns from members regarding the Release you are required to sign – that you may be signing away any ability to accrue a future PSA if the NSGEU is successful in getting it […]

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Local 78B – Stock Transportation Ratification Vote Results

Dear members of Local 78B, Members of your Bargaining Committee counted the ballots for your ratification vote on Friday evening. 258 members voted, which is close to 90% of the bargaining unit. Of those who voted, 159 voted for the tentative agreement, and 96 voted against it. The membership ratified the tentative agreement by 62%. […]

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What to do if there is a strike at your workplace?

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has announced it is holding a strike vote today, February 20th. The NSTU Executive is holding a meeting tomorrow where they will decide what, if any, job action they will be taking. We stand with the teachers as they try to […]

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New Update for School Board Members

Following yesterday’s update and media release regarding the lack of response from the Minister of Education, Zach Churchill, (http://nsgeu.ca/nsgeu-school-board-support-staff-facing-the-unknown/) the Minister phoned President MacLean this morning confirming much of what we shared with you on January 30th. the changes are in governance and not a change in employer There will be no layoffs or changes […]

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Press Release: NSGEU President asks Premier to meet him at Emergency Department to see the crisis for himself

NSGEU President Jason MacLean asks Stephen McNeil to meet him at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department today, or any day, so he can see the crisis in health care first hand. “If the Premier can schedule a trip all the way to China to pursue economic opportunities, his words not mine, I would think he […]

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Local 267 – NS Community College Q & A on Conciliation and Strike Vote

Why is it very important for members to attend their Local meetings (listed below) to receive a bargaining update and vote? We would like to meet with you face-to-face in order to talk about how bargaining has proceeded so far and to discuss outstanding issues. Also, we would like you to cast your ballot to […]

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