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Local 267 Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

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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 902-424-40[...]

Local 24 - Crothall Laundry Services Strike Vote Results

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Good morning, Members in your local have voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike to back your bargaining committee’s demands at conciliation. There were a total of 45 ballots cast out of 57 eligible voters, which means 79 per cent of the membership voted. The bargaining committee thanks yo[...]

Local 24 - Crothall Laundry Services: Update on Conciliation Dates, Strike Vote

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Strike votes will be held at the NSGEU main office (located at 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth). President Jason MacLean will be available to meet with members of Local 24 during the following times at the all-day strike votes being held on April 5th and 6th (strike vote will be held between 10[...]

Local 24 - Crothall Laundry Services: Conciliation Dates & Strike Votes Scheduled

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Talks between your Bargaining Committee and Employer reached an impasse on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. The Union filed for Conciliation on Friday, March 14 and will be holding strike votes on the following days to back your demands at the table: What:  Strike votes Where:  NSGEU O[...]

Healthcare Bargaining Update

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The Healthcare Council of Unions and the NSHA and IWK completed a round of mediation yesterday at the request of the Labour Board, which has resulted in an agreement to re-start bargaining toward a new collective agreement. The Healthcare Council of Unions (made up of NSGEU, Unifor, CUPE and NSNU[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update: New Conciliation Dates Scheduled April 19 & 20

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Dear Civil Service members, In late February, your Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we reschedule for April, and we have now agreed o[...]

Local 57 Bargaining Update: Union Filing for Conciliation, Conference Call Scheduled

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The Local 57 Bargaining Committee and Laing House (the Employer) reached an impasse on February 22nd. The Union will be filing for conciliation today, February 28th. While we have reached agreement on many articles, we still have not been able to reach agreement on wages and duration of the co[...]

Conciliation Dates Cancelled by Employer New Dates Being Scheduled in April

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Dear Civil Service members, Yesterday the Employer informed your Bargaining Committee and the Conciliation Officer that they are no longer available to meet for conciliation in March due to committee availability. They have suggested that we look into finding a block of time in April and we have [...]

Health Care Bargaining Update

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The Health Care Bargaining Council, including members of your bargaining committee, has made a formal bargaining complaint today against your employers with the Labour Board. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the Employers ar[...]

Government Agrees to Return to Bargaining Table

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Dear Civil Service members, Following your resounding rejection of the employer's final offer for your collective agreement, the NSGEU Chief Negotiator contacted the employer's Chief Negotiator to discuss a return to the bargaining table. The employer has agreed. Your Bargaining Committee will[...]

Local 58 - Gateway Home: Bargaining Update

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Dear Local 58 members, In follow up to our Bargaining Update of November 16th, the Union has sent a letter to the employer's negotiator. In our letter we: Advised the employer that directly putting their proposals to their employees without first providing them to the Union was contrary to t[...]

Health Care Bargaining Update: November 22, 2016

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Good afternoon, Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the Employers are refusing to tell the Unions what they are proposing for key aspects of the new collective agreements. The Council of Unions bargaining committee is made u[...]

Local 58 - Gateway Home Bargaining Update

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Dear Local 58 members, The employer's final offer was put to a vote on Monday, November 15th. Local 58 members voted 97.9 percent to reject the offer. We will be conferring with our legal counsel over the next few days for the purpose of initiating first contract arbitration. We will provide m[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update

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*This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of The Union Stand. The NSGEU has called a vote for its Civil Service members beginning at 8 a.m. on December 12th and ending at noon on December 14th. The results will be announced shortly thereafter. Civil Service members will be voting on whether t[...]

Health Care Bargaining Update

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Good afternoon, The Health Care Bargaining Council, including the members of your bargaining committee, met on Monday, October 3rd to exchange bargaining proposals with employer representatives. This is a very unique round of bargaining because of legislation passed by the Liberal government, [...]

Health Care Bargaining Update: Health Care Bargaining to Begin in October

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Good afternoon, Late last week, the Council of Health Care Unions (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor, and CUPE) provided your employer representatives (NSHA and IWK) with bargaining dates for the Health Care bargaining unit only. Those dates are now set for early and mid-October. The Health Care bargaini[...]

Local 52 - King's Meadow Residence Society - Bargaining Update

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Your bargaining committee thanks all those who provided input by responding to your bargaining input survey. Your feedback is very important in identifying the issues and improvements that you would like to see in your collective agreement, and your committee is committed to achieving the best possi[...]

Unions Respond to Failure to Bargain Complaint

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A few weeks ago, bargaining representatives for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre filed a complaint against the four Union Councils representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new unio[...]

Long Term Care Locals Bargaining Update

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Dear member, In the Fall of 2015, NSGEU held a long-term care bargaining strategy session, which was attended by your long-term care bargaining and essential services representatives. During the session, members identified a number of priority issues for bargaining. A bargaining input survey was [...]

Group Home Locals Bargaining Update

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Dear member, In the Fall of 2015, NSGEU held a group home bargaining strategy session, which was attended by your group home bargaining and essential services representatives. During the session, members identified a number of priority issues for bargaining. A bargaining input survey was develope[...]
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