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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[...]

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

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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 th[...]

Local 105 - Louisdale Community Homes Association: Information Sessions/Ratification Vote Scheduled

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Dear members, Your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer. They are recommending acceptance of this agreement. Information sessions and a ratification vote of the tentative agreement have been scheduled, as follows: When: Thursday, July 13th Session 1: 9:00[...]

Local 267 - Nova Scotia Community College: Bargaining Update

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Since the exchange of proposals with the College on April 20, 2017, your Bargaining Committee met on the following dates: Sunday, April 23 - Evening Conference Call - Bargaining Committee and Sub Local (Campus) Presidents to discuss Union's proposal. Sunday, May 28 - Evening Conference Call [...]

Local 78B-Stock Transportation: Bargaining Update

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Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee presented the Local's bargaining proposals (which were developed from the results of the membership survey) to your Employer on March 27, and held further bargaining meetings with the Employer on March 28, June 20, and June 21. Talks have been [...]

Local 50-Sherbrooke Village: Bargaining Proposals Exchanged

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Dear Local 50 members, Your Bargaining Committee exchanged proposals today, July 5, with your employer. If you are a Local 50 member and have not received a copy of the proposals, please call the Resource Centre toll-free at 1-877-556-7438 or email inquiry@nsgeu.ca and they will be sure to get a [...]

Local 48 Tentative Agreement Information Sessions Scheduled

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Dear Local 48 member, The tentative agreement information and ballot packages were mailed last week. If you are a Local 48 member and did not receive a package in the next day or so, please call 902-424-4063 to let us know and we will send a package to you. In an effort to ensure that as many [...]

Local 105 - Louisdale Community Homes Association Tentative Agreement Reached, Vote Scheduled

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Following three days of bargaining in May and two days this week, the parties reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday, June 27th. Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the agreement. The tentative agreement will be mailed to members next week for review and two information/voti[...]

Local 57 - Laing House Tentative Agreement Ratified!

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On June 27, 2017 the members of Local 57 Laing House ratified their tentative agreement by a vote of 100%. Thank you to the bargaining committee for all their hard work and the members for their continued support. The new agreement will is effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018. Copies of t[...]

Local 58 - Gateway Homes Inc. First Collective Agreement Ratified!

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The Local 58 bargaining committee is pleased to advise the membership that their tentative agreement has been ratified by 100 per cent of the members who voted. Booklets will be printed and provided to members once the agreement has been signed by all parties. Many thanks to the local for supp[...]

Local 58 Bargaining Update: Information Session and Ratification Vote Scheduled for June 19th

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Dear Local 58 members, The Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. They are recommending ACCEPTANCE. An information session and ratification vote of the tentative agreement has been scheduled. Date: Monday, June 19th Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [...]

CS Bargaining Update: Binding Arbitration Application Filed with NS Labour Board

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Good afternoon, Following the recent electronic vote, the Union Negotiating Committee has filed an application for binding arbitration with the Nova Scotia Labour Board. We will send more updates as the situation develops. Your Bargaining Committee (Union Negotiating Committee and the Barga[...]

Local 57-Laing House: Information Session/Ratification Vote Scheduled

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The Laing Board of Directors has completed their ratification of the tentative agreement that was reached on May 24th, 2017. The information session and ratification vote of the tentative agreement for members of Local 57 will begin on Monday, June 5th at 6 p.m. at Laing House. Ratification pa[...]

Telephone Town Hall Meeting: Local 55 - Workers Compensation Board

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Telephone Town Hall Meeting Local 55 - Workers Compensation Board Meeting to Discuss Bargaining Date:     Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Time:     7:00pm We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work for the WCB in order to discuss the details of the proposals which were ex[...]
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