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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[...]

Local 24 Crothall Laundry Service Bargaining Update

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Local 24 - Crothall Laundry Service Bargaining Update Good afternoon, Talks between the union's bargaining committee and your employer reached an impasse on Thursday, June 2nd. There were some outstanding issues the union could not agree to, which we plan to discuss during the next local mee[...]

Acute Healthcare Bargaining Update

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Good afternoon, Today, your employer filed a complaint against the four unions representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and S[...]

Home Support Locals Bargaining Update

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Home Support Locals Bargaining Update Dear member, In the Fall of 2015, NSGEU held a home support bargaining strategy session, which was attended by your home support bargaining and essential services representatives. During the session, members identified a number of priority issues for bargai[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update: Relief Memorandum of Agreement Signed

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In late October 2015, the union and your employer agreed to defer negotiation of the Relief Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to a subcommittee. This particular MOA is an agreement between the employer and union that outlines what qualifies as relief work, how these workers are scheduled, and what be[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update: Status of Vote

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Since late January, the union has been working diligently to ensure members of the Civil Service are aware of what has taken place during this round of collective bargaining. Unfortunately, the government's Bill 148 (the Public Service Sustainability Act) has caused a significant delay in the bargai[...]

Local 24 Crothall Laundry Services: Bargaining Proposals Exchanged

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The Local 24 bargaining committee met with the Employer to exchange bargaining proposals on March 8th and 9th, 2016. The exchanges were somewhat productive and talks will continue on April 21st, 2016. If you are a Local 24 member and you did not receive a copy of the proposals, please contact [...]

Local 45 Tentative Agreement Ratified!

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Local 45 - Université Sainte-Anne Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Ratified! A ratification vote was held on February 22, 2016. 52% of the members voted (26 out of 50 eligible voters) 100% of these members voted in favor of the tentative agreement reached on February 12, 2016[...]
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