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New - Office of Workplace Mental Health

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This new Office of Workplace Mental Health is an initiative of the NSGEU and the Public Service Commission. It is available for members who work for the Civil Service, NS Pension Corporation, or Tourism NS. Below is a message from Jason MacLean, President Nova Scotia Government & General E[...]

NSGEU Supports Pharmacare

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Our Federal government is in the process of developing a national Pharmacare plan, which would fill a huge gap in our existing universal health care system: ensuring all Canadians, regardless of income, would be able to access medications they need. According to a recent report commissioned by th[...]

Local 71 - Chignecto-Central Centre for Education - Bargaining Update: Conciliation has broken down

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Dear members of Local 71, After three days at the table, the conciliation process has broken down. Employer concessions remain on the table as well as our proposals. We were not able to reach an agreement with the Employer. We have asked the Conciliation Officer to file her report. When thi[...]

Mental Health Resource Booklet

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The NSGEU's Ad-Hoc Health Care Committee first created this booklet to help members navigate the complicated health care system. It has been updated in January, 2018 and they have done their best to ensure that the information provided in this booklet is valid, accurate, and up-to-date. We regret an[...]

Rain Date in effect for our 60th Anniversary celebration at Upper Clements Park - Sunday, Aug. 19

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To all those members who have RSVPed for our 60th Anniversary celebration this weekend at Upper Clements Park, the Rain Date is in effect. We will be there on Sunday, Aug.19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for our NSGEU tent before you enter the park - outside the main entrance gate. Looking f[...]

Pride Events Information

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How to walk with NSGEU Pride! On Saturday, we will be gathering between 12 and 12:45 p.m. at the DND Dockyard area. We are marching with the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and are in section D # 9. The parade begins at 1 p.m. We will not have a float this year, but if members would like to m[...]

Welcome new members of Local 150 - Island Employment Association!

Welcome new members of Local 150 - Island Employment Association!
We are pleased to welcome our newest members who are employees of the Island Employment Association. They are Career Practitioners, Career Counsellors, Job Developers, Employment Support Practitioners, IT Technicians, Information Resource Specialists, and Project Managers. They help people fi[...]

Slow Down, Move Over

Slow Down, Move Over
Officially launched in advance of the Canada Day weekend, our joint safety awareness campaign "Slow Down, Move Over" continues through the summer. This social media campaign is in partnership with the Public Service Commission and it raises awareness of the need to slow down and move over for[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Liberal Government Heightens Health Care Crisis by Leaving More Nova Scotians Stranded

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean joins Cape Breton families, seniors and health care workers with shock and anger at today's Liberal government announcement that the Northside Consolidated Hospital and New Waterford General Hospital will close and be replaced with Community Health Centres. "When was[...]

May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
“Alliances for Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.   The Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia “was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media t[...]

Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 13-19, 2018

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This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult a[...]

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 [...]

NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

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“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) - a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our membe[...]

Health Care Bargaining Strike Vote Update

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After two very successful telephone town hall meetings it's clear that people are tired of being attacked and are ready to send a strong message to the Employers and Stephen McNeil that it's time to take our negotiations seriously. To those that participated in our town halls, either by listening[...]

Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave: A Good First Step, But Can Victims Afford To Take It?

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Today, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if you or your child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. You can view the legislation here: https://bit.ly/2Goy82F Although we applaud this[...]

Message to NSGEU Members working in School Boards re: Inclusive Education Report

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Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, As you may be aware, the government released its report on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Commission Report, on March 26. Unfortunately, we were not consulted during the research or writing of this report and are frankly a bit a[...]

Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

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Today, March 27, the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions is asking the Nova Scotia Labour Board to settle all remaining issues and finalize the IWK Essential Services Agreement. The Council of Unions has reached the conclusion that the remaining issues can not be resolved through negotiatio[...]

McNeil Budget Misses the Mark

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Election night, May 30, 2017.  Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil, after seeing his majority government significantly reduced, said, “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you and I’ve listened.”  On that night he promised to be the Premier for all Nova Scotians. Since that night the McNeil Liberal[...]

Power has been restored. NSGEU office will open at 11 a.m.

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Power has been restored to the NSGEU building and the office will open at 11 a.m. today. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Safe travels.[...]

NSGEU Applauds NDP Bill for Victims of Intimate/Domestic/Sexual Violence

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The NSGEU is pleased the NDP is introducing legislation that will, if passed, amend the Labour Standards Code to ensure working people who experience domestic violence, intimate violence, and sexual violence will have the right to paid and unpaid leave from their employers in order to begin their re[...]
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