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Press Release: Health Care Workers Awarded Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums

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Today, Aug. 15, Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums. Health Care Bargaining Unit members were awarded a 50 cent per hour increase to their current hourly premium rate. These premiums are added comp[...]

Health Care Bargaining Unit Gets Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums

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Last week you received the details of the new collective agreement awarded by Mediator/Arbitrator William Kaplan. As you will recall the initial award did not include a decision on shift and weekend premiums. Today, Mr. Kaplan awarded a 50 cent increase on shift and weekend premiums. The premium [...]

Health Care Bargaining Update, August 8, 2018

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Following five days of mediation, (July 30-August 3) Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award today (click here to view and download the full award), Wednesday August 8, 2018, which finally establishes a collective agreement for more than 6,000 employees in the Health Care Bargaining Uni[...]

Local 67 - Veith House Contract Ratified

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Dear Local 67 members; Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership has voted 88% in favour of the tentative agreement. Your new collective agreement contains a new provision for general leave, a commitment to intimate partner violence policy and paid leave provision, a[...]

Local 71 Bargaining Update: Conciliation Dates Confirmed

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Dear Local 71 members, Conciliation dates are confirmed for August 29 and 30. If you have any questions, please contact any member for your Bargaining Committee or the NSGEU at inquiry@nsgeu.ca Bargaining Committee: Donna M MacGregor  nsgeu71c@eastlink.ca M Gail McCormick       kevinm[...]

Bargaining Update: Health Care Support Services

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The NSGEU Health Care Support Services Bargaining Committee met on June 14 and 15, 2018 to prepare for bargaining with the NSHA and the IWK. The Committee is comprised of four representatives from Local 119 and one representative from Local 124, who work at the NSHA in the Central and Western Zones,[...]

Local 98 - Tourism Nova Scotia Bargaining Update

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Dear Local 98 members, We are pleased to announce that your collective agreement is being finalized and will be in force as of July 12th. The Employer has told us your retro pay will be included on your next pay, July 19th. Please contact me if you have any questions and have a safe and hap[...]

Health Care Bargaining Update: Progress made and next steps

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Your Health Care Bargaining Committee has spent the past several weeks preparing for a mediation arbitration hearing set for the last week of July with mediator arbitrator William Kaplan. The Committee has worked closely over the last eight weeks with lawyers at Pink Larkin to continue to narrow [...]

Local 71 - CCRCE Membership Votes In Favour of Strike in Advance of Conciliation

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Dear members of Local 71 at the CCRCE, The results of the strike vote are in and members have voted overwhelmingly in support of their Bargaining Committee and in favour of a strike. 97% of those who voted, voted to strike. This strong strike mandate will give the Bargaining Committee stren[...]

Local 67 - Veith House Bargaining Update Tentative Agreement Reached!

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Dear Local 67 members, Your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer during conciliation on Monday, June 25th, 2018. Details of the tentative agreement will be shared at a ratification vote session which we are in the process of scheduling within the next couple[...]

Healthcare Administrative Professionals Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

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The NSGEU Healthcare Administrative Professional Bargaining Committee met on June 21 and 22, 2018 to prepare for bargaining with the NSHA and the IWK. The Committee is comprised of seven representatives from Locals 1246, 423, 189, 190, 191, 104, 193 and 195, who work at the NSHA in the Central and W[...]

Local 71 - CCRCE Strike Vote Information

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Dear members of Local 71, After 12 days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. The Union is seeking a strike mandate from you, the members, prior to going into conciliation. We need a strike vote from all of Local 71 to reach a fair agreement. Your emplo[...]

Bargaining Preparation Underway for Council of Nursing Unions

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Local  101 - NSHA Nursing Central Bargaining Update: Bargaining Preparation Underway for Council of Nursing Unions  On June 14 and 15 the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing met to discuss bargaining priorities and examine the language from the four unions (NSGEU, CUPE, Unifor and NSNU) collective agre[...]

Local 71 - Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education Bargaining Update: Union filing for conciliation

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Dear Local 71 members, Talks broke down yesterday (June 18) at the bargaining table and the Bargaining Committee has decided to file for conciliation. Please watch for emails with more information in the coming days. If you have any questions, please contact any member for your Bargaining C[...]

Healthcare Bargaining Councils' Bargaining Update - What's Next?

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Since health care workers across Nova Scotia voted 93% to ratify the mediation/ arbitration agreement with the NSHA and IWK, the unions representing those workers have done much work on the next phase of the bargaining process that will conclude new collective agreements for all four bargaining unit[...]

Local 55 - WCB: Bargaining Update - Ratification Vote Results

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Dear members of Local 55 at the WCB, The results are in. Of those who voted, 93% voted in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee wishes to thank the membership for their support throughout this process. Bargaining Committee: Theresa Anthony terry.anthony@wc[...]

Local 53 Halifax Regional School Board Contract Ratified

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Dear Local 53 members; Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership has voted 98% in favour of the tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the membership for their support throughout this process. Wendy Forrest wforrest60@gmail.com Rachae[...]

Local 55 - WCB Tentative Agreement, Side Letters, Reminder of Information Sessions and Ratification E-Vote

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Dear members of Local 55 at the WCB, As you are aware, your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the Employer and recommends that you vote to accept. This is a reminder of the information sessions tomorrow, Thursday, May 24th. The tentative agreement and side letters are [...]

Local 53-Halifax Regional School Board Bargaining Update: Information Session and Ratification Vote - Wed. May 23

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Dear Local 53 members; As you most likely are aware, your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with your Employer and is recommending acceptance. We are holding an information session and ratification vote on Wed. May 23 at 7 p.m. at the NSGEU Office at 255 John Savage Ave. in Da[...]

Acute Health Care Ratification Vote Update - Voting is open

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By now you should have received your voting instructions and PIN. If you have not yet received your voting instructions please check the junk mail folder of your email or call the Labour Resource Center at 902-424-4063 or 1-877-556-7438 to ensure we have an updated email address for you. A ful[...]
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