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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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Letter From President MacLean: The Value of Public Sector Work

Good afternoon, Yesterday, Halifax Chamber of Commerce CEO Patrick Sullivan, sent a misguided and ill-informed letter to his 1,600 member businesses parroting the McNeil government’s argument that public sector workers don’t deserve cost of living increases and that government is right to take away benefits that have been fairly negotiated for our members. He tells […]

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Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU and government officials agreed to return […]

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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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Local 50 – Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Bargaining Update: Employer Presents Final Offer

Dear Local 50 members; The parties exchanged proposals on July 5th, and contract negotiations resumed yesterday, July 19th. The Employer presented their final offer today, July 20th, and unfortunately, the parties were unable to conclude a collective agreement. In their final offer, the Employer moved away from their initial wage freeze of 0% over a […]

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Congratulations to all members of Local 48 on the ratification of the tentative agreement!

89% of the Bargaining Unit cast ballots and 100% of these ballots were in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Your Bargaining Committee and employer will now work to prepare your new agreement for printing and ultimately distribution to the members. I want to take this opportunity to once again that the members of the Bargaining […]

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Celebrate Pride with NSGEU!

Dear NSGEU members, NSGEU’s Human Rights Committee is inviting you to celebrate Pride by joining us at the upcoming Pride parades being held in Halifax, Truro, and Sydney! The Halifax parade will take place on Saturday, July 22nd starting at 1 p.m. We’re asking members to meet us at the Halifax dockyard between noon and […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Dates Set for Labour Board Hearing Regarding Arbitration

Good afternoon, As you may be aware, we are continuing to try to negotiate a collective agreement with the newly re-elected McNeil government. The Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act stipulates arbitration as the means for resolving outstanding bargaining demands. In mid-May, members of the Civil Service voted overwhelming in favour of proceeding to arbitration if your Bargaining […]

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