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Local 55 - Workers' Compensation Board Conciliation Dates Set

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Dear members of Local 55, We have just received notice that conciliation dates have been set for May 8 and 9. A Conciliation Officer is a neutral party with experience in mediation who helps both sides reach an acceptable agreement. The Conciliation Officer assigned to us by the Labour Board i[...]

Health Care Strike Vote Information Session in Metro April 17 & 19

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Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Chief Negotiator Shawn Fuller will host strike vote information sessions in the metro area to answer all your questions. The meetings will be held: Today, Tuesday, April 17:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at NSGEU Head Office[...]

Health Care Strike Vote Information Session in Cape Breton Today

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Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, Today, NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Chief Negotiator Shawn Fuller will host two information sessions in Cape Breton on the upcoming health care strike vote. Please take the time to come out and have your questions answered on this important strike vo[...]

Health Care Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

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It is critically important that you vote Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, Your bargaining committee and several other volunteers have been putting in long hours at phone banks, regional strike vote meetings and on telephone town halls urging NSGEU health care members across the provin[...]

Local 55 - Workers' Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Strike Vote Information

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Dear Local 55 members; Please click here to view and download the strike information package Your Bargaining Committee Needs a strike vote from all members of Local 55 to reach a fair agreement for all members. After thirteen (13) days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has [...]

Local 267 Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement & Information Meetings

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Dear Local 267 members, As discussed yesterday, your bargaining committee has negotiated and is recommending acceptance of a new tentative agreement. A copy has been emailed to all Local 267 members. If you did not receive one, please contact the Resource Centre by calling 902-424-4063, 1-877-556[...]

Local 70 SSRSB Tentative Agreement Reached!

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Local 70 - South Shore Regional School Board Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached! Dear Local 70 members; After eight (8) days of bargaining we have reached a tentative agreement with your Employer. The Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance. We are currently scheduling an[...]

Health Care Strike Vote-Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

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After more than a year, and nearly 40 bargaining and conciliation dates, we still do not have a new collective agreement for our health care members. What has become even more frustrating is that since January the bargaining committee has witnessed a serious slow down in process from the employers. [...]

Nova Scotia Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

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The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions today requested that the Nova Scotia Labour Board settle the outstanding issues and finalize an Essential Services plan for the IWK. The Labour Board has 30 days to hear submissions from both the Employer and the Council of Unions and reach a concl[...]

Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

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After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia's first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer's representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of b[...]

Local 74-Tri-County Regional School Board Tentative Agreement Ratified

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Dear Local 74 members, We are pleased to announce that the membership has voted 100% for acceptance of the tentative agreement! Your Bargaining Committee thanks all of you for your support throughout the bargaining process. In solidarity, Nicole McKim, Employee Relations Officer Chief[...]

Healthcare Bargaining Update - February 15, 2018

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The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK just completed six days of conciliation in an effort to conclude a new collective agreement for the Health Care bargaining unit. The parties have agreed to another 11 days of bargaining over the course of the next few months. Bargaining[...]

Local 73 - Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Tentative Agreement Ratified!

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Dear members of Local 73 The tentative agreement was ratified with 98% voting in favor. The Employer intends to ratify at the Board meeting on March 22nd, following which we will make arrangements to sign the new agreement. We will send another update as information becomes available on you[...]

Local 53-Halifax Regional School Board: Bargaining Update

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Dear members of Local 53, Your Bargaining Committee wanted you to be aware that the Employer cancelled bargaining for yesterday, Feb. 22. The reason they gave for the cancellation was the uncertainty regarding the NSTU strike vote. We do have two other dates for negotiations: March 5 and March[...]

Local 267 - NS Community College Bargaining and Voting Information

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Dear members of Local 267, We want to thank all those members who have come out to their Local meetings and participated in the strike vote thus far. As we move forward in the bargaining process, our next step is conciliation. We are asking you to vote in favour of a strike in order to give[...]

A clarification on the Public Service Award payout Release

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The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission mailed out their letter of offer regarding the Public Service Award (PSA) Payout. We have been hearing concerns from members regarding the Release you are required to sign - that you may be signing away any ability to accrue a future PSA if the NSGEU is s[...]

Local 78B - Stock Transportation Ratification Vote Results

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Dear members of Local 78B, Members of your Bargaining Committee counted the ballots for your ratification vote on Friday evening. 258 members voted, which is close to 90% of the bargaining unit. Of those who voted, 159 voted for the tentative agreement, and 96 voted against it. The membersh[...]

New Update for School Board Members

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Following yesterday's update and media release regarding the lack of response from the Minister of Education, Zach Churchill, (http://nsgeu.ca/nsgeu-school-board-support-staff-facing-the-unknown/) the Minister phoned President MacLean this morning confirming much of what we shared with you on Januar[...]

Local 267 - NS Community College Q & A on Conciliation and Strike Vote

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Why is it very important for members to attend their Local meetings (listed below) to receive a bargaining update and vote? We would like to meet with you face-to-face in order to talk about how bargaining has proceeded so far and to discuss outstanding issues. Also, we would like you to cast [...]

Local 78B Bargaining Update: Final Offer Received. Information Session/Vote - Wed., Jan 31, 7pm

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Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee received a final offer from the Employer on Tuesday, January 23rd. We have scheduled an information session and ratification vote on this final offer for Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the NSGEU Conference Centre, 255 John Savage Av[...]
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