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Update on Collective Bargaining for members of Locals 100, 104, 122, 193, and 195

After 22 days of negotiations, multiple pieces of Liberal legislation attacking workers rights, and Employers who are attempting to take away key benefits from healthcare workers at the bargaining table, talks have finally broken down between the Nova Scotia Council of Healthcare Unions, the NSHA and IWK. As a result the NSHA and IWK have […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NSGEU calls on McNeil Liberals to keep our blood supply safe and available for patients

Protecting people from pay-for-plasma corporate interest is critical to keep our public healthcare system safe and available to every patient who need it, says Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union President Jason MacLean. Documents made public by the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party show that Canadian Plasma Resources, a private pay-for-plasma company, singled out […]

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Support public retail of legal cannabis. Take the survey today!

The Nova Scotia Government has started their conversation with Nova Scotians on legalised marijuana sales. The Government’s online survey asks for feedback on the following: age 19 as the legal age of purchase and use the sale of cannabis through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation where recreational cannabis can be used […]

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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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Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act

Dear members, Please be advised that amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, regarding automatic coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), have been tabled in the legislature and will soon be sent to Law Amendments Committee where you have the opportunity to provide input to government. Here is a link to the bill: http://nslegislature.ca/legc/bills/63rd_1st/1st_read/b007.htm If passed, […]

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The results are in. How’s working going? Not great says front-line employees.

The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission released its How’s Work Going survey results and it’s clear that public servants are feeling less valued and are unclear as to what they are supposed to be doing under the McNeil Liberals. Key areas promoted by Stephen McNeil such as Empowerment and Innovation, Vision and Goals, and Senior […]

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Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) Grievance Settlement

A substantially altered Classification Grievance was filed on behalf of Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) in 2013 (P-12-1485). The matter had been referred to adjudication and hearing dates were scheduled for September 26, 27, 28, 2017. The Union entered into settlement discussions with your Employer and have come to an agreement. It […]

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