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LPN Classification Decision Delayed

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On Monday, the arbitrator assigned to the LPN reclassification process informed our legal counsel that his decision will not be ready until September. He provided no rationale for the delay. We understand this is frustrating for the members who have been waiting so long for an outcome on this imp[...]

Labour Board Decision Issued

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Good morning, Thanks to the fearless advocacy of one of your fellow members, the Nova Scotia Health Authority has been ordered by the Nova Scotia Labour Board to hire an independent, third-party expert to conduct a safety assessment at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. An NSGEU LPN and member [...]

Union Matters Podcast: Office of Workplace Mental Health

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Tune in to our latest Union Matters podcast - an interview with Patricia Wall - a navigator for the recently created Office of Workplace Mental Health (OWMH), an initiative of the NSGEU and the Public Service Commission (PSC). The Office provides support to NSGEU members who work for the PSC, To[...]

NSGEU President's Report 2019: Jason MacLean

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Union Matters: Mayworks

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Host Mary Otto, interviews Mayworks Festival Director, Sébastien Labelle, about the history and activities of Mayworks in Halifax. Listen in and find out more about this festival of workers art. Mayworks happens annually, on and around May 1st. Mary Otto is a proud member of Local 43,[...]

Update on Bill 148 (Public Services Sustainability Act) Constitutional Challenge

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Good morning, Back in 2015, the McNeil Liberal government passed the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 148). This legislation unfairly imposed a non-negotiated wage settlement onto all public sector workers and unilaterally removed longstanding articles from collective agreements (specifi[...]

DCS Social Worker Reclass Update

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NSGEU staff have met with DCS HR and Public Service Commission representatives weekly since the New Year to discuss the settlement of the substantially altered classification grievance. Our latest meeting took place January 22nd. We believe that we are very close to an agreement with the emplo[...]

Tell the Premier you care! childwelfareonthebrink.org

Tell the Premier you care! childwelfareonthebrink.org
Halifax - The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) have launched a campaign encouraging Nova Scotians to visit www.childwelfareonthebrink.org and send a letter asking the Premier for an increase in funding for social p[...]

Union Matters: Weather and Work

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Union Matters host Deedee Slye talks to Lynette Johnson, Employee Relations Officer for Health Care, and Colin Sutton, President of Local 79, St. Mary's University, about storm closure policies, collective agreement rights and employer expectations during a weather event. So if the weather outside i[...]

Union Matters: A Conversation about Convention Resolutions

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In this Episode, host Deedee Slye talks to President Jason MacLean; Chair of the Resolutions Committee, Paul Hagan; and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Colin Sutton, about resolutions. They share their favorite resolutions, current deadlines and announce their resolution writing[...]

Press Release: NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

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Dec. 20, 2018 NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF a.k.a. Burnside) The outcome of the review into death of an inmate has raised concerns for NSGEU correctional staff who work at the CNSCF in Burnside. "One thing has to be made absolutely clear[...]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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On December 6, take a pause to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6, 2018, marks 29 years since the 1989 murder of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at [...]

Get on the bus with Capers 4 Healthcare on Nov. 16th!

Get on the bus with Capers 4 Healthcare on Nov. 16th!
Health Minister Randy Delorey has been invited time and time again to health care rallies and town halls held in Cape Breton to hear community members' concerns about the ongoing healthcare crisis and the announced closure of two Cape Breton community hospitals. He has consistently chosen not to[...]

You’re Invited: Discussion on National Pharmacare

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What: Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare Community Dialogue, Presented by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute When: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel by Marriott (downtown) – Attached to Scotia Square parkade [...]

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[...]
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