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Local 267 NSCC: Telephone Town Hall on January 30, 2018

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Local 267 - Nova Scotia Community College Important Bargaining Update: Talks Have Broken Off We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work at Nova Scotia Community College campuses across the province. As you may have heard, talks with your Employer have broken off. The p[...]

Health Care Bargaining Year End Update

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Health care bargaining will continue to move forward in the New Year. The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK completed three days of conciliation in November.  While these days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement there is stil[...]

Local 78B Stock Transportation, Bargaining Update

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Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee has now completed five days of negotiations with the Employer: March 28, June 20, June 21, December 6. and December 7, 2017. A tentative agreement has not yet been reached at the bargaining table. However, the Employer is fully engaged in negot[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Arbitration Decision

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The Civil Service Arbitration Board Chaired by Tom Cromwell released his decision at 8:00am this morning. This decision now finally concludes a collective agreement for civil service members. The Arbitration Board's decision results in a collective agreement that will expire on April 1, 202[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update

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As you are aware, the NSGEU Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) was proceeding to arbitration with a pre-hearing conference and mediation session scheduled for today December 5 and tomorrow December 6 and arbitration hearing scheduled for April 24 to 26. After reviewing the briefs fro[...]

Update on Health Care Bargaining following conciliation

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The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA and IWK have completed three days of conciliation and plan to meet again in January for another five days. The last three days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement. However, a lot of work remains. [...]

Local 53 - Halifax Regional School Board Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedule dates to meet with the Employer at the [...]

Local 70 - South Shore Regional School Board Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute, staffing changes at SSRSB Central Office and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedu[...]

Local 71 - Chignecto Central Regional School Board Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedule dates to meet with the Employer at the [...]

Local 72 - Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute and regular school shut down periods, it has been difficult to schedule dates to meet with the Employer at the Bargaining ta[...]

Local 73 - Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedule dates to meet with the Employer at the [...]

Local  74 - Tri-County Regional School Board Bargaining Update

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As you are likely aware, this round of negotiations has been unique and challenging for the NSGEU. With the looming threat of wage restraint through Bill 148, the NSTU dispute, staffing changes at TCRSB Central Office and regular school shut down periods, it has been particularly difficult to schedu[...]

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

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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 an[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

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As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notic[...]

Press Release: McNeil Government Interferes: Bargaining Moves Backward for Sherbrooke Village

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The McNeil government has interfered in negotiations with the women and men who work for Sherbrooke Village and has turned back what was a tentative agreement between the parties. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Loca[...]

Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

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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. Howe[...]

NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

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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 th[...]

Local 50 - Sherbrooke Village - Bargaining Update: July 26

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Dear Local 50 members, As you are aware, the Employer presented their final offer on July 20 which was unacceptable to your Bargaining Committee as it did not address key issues of importance to the membership, including wages, job security, and length of season. As a result, talks broke off a[...]

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

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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 Employ[...]

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

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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 onc[...]
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