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Information about Bill 148

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For information about Bill 148. please click here.[...]

Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act

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Dear members, Please be advised that amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, regarding automatic coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), have been tabled in the legislature and will soon be sent to Law Amendments Committee where you have the opportunity to provide input to governm[...]

The results are in. How’s working going? Not great says front-line employees.

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The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission released its How’s Work Going survey results and it’s clear that public servants are feeling less valued and are unclear as to what they are supposed to be doing under the McNeil Liberals. Key areas promoted by Stephen McNeil such as Empowerment and Innovati[...]

Happy Pride in Yarmouth - Sat. Sept. 16

Happy Pride in Yarmouth - Sat. Sept. 16
Happy Pride Day to all members in the Yarmouth region!! Any NSGEU members that would like to participate in the pride parade on Saturday, September 16th, please meet us at the NSGEU building in Yarmouth, 59 Hawthorne St. at noon. [...]

NSGEU Launches Charter Challenge to Bill 148

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Dear NSGEU members, You may have been following the news lately and have heard about Bill 148 that the McNeil government has recently imposed on 75,000 public sector workers. This Bill affects thousands of our own members.   We have launched our challenge to Bill 148  Earlier today NSGEU, thro[...]

Press Release: NSGEU President Jason MacLean will be available for comment re: imposition of Bill 148 today at 2:30 pm

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Today, August 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the NSGEU Office 255 John Savage Ave (in Burnside) Dartmouth, NS -30- The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day. For more information, ple[...]

Letter From President MacLean: The Value of Public Sector Work

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Good afternoon, Yesterday, Halifax Chamber of Commerce CEO Patrick Sullivan, sent a misguided and ill-informed letter to his 1,600 member businesses parroting the McNeil government's argument that public sector workers don't deserve cost of living increases and that government is right to take aw[...]

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[...]

A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

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Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I[...]

A message from President Jason MacLean regarding the passage of Bill C-16

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The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate p[...]

Join the HTU For a Rally/BBQ!

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What: Rally/BBQ in support of striking Halifax Typographical Union (HTU) workers When: Friday, June 16th, noon Where: 2717 Joseph Howe Drive (The Chronicle Herald building) Unionized newsroom staff at The Chronicle Herald have been on strike for more than 500 days now, as t[...]

Sunday is William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day (Davis Day)

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This Sunday June 11th is the 92nd Anniversary of the commemoration of William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day(“Davis Day“). It is a day that we commemorate the death of coal miner William Davis who was shot to death on a mining strike at approximately 11 a.m. on June 11th, 1925. It's a time to honour the[...]

Media Release: NSGEU Filing For Arbitration for Civil Service

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May 17, 2017  The NSGEU's Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service has determined that bargaining is at an impasse and is filing for arbitration to address outstanding issues. "We went to the table twice in April with the help of a Conciliation Officer and bargaining was moving backwa[...]

Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division Health & Safety Grievance Update

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In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer) brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. We held meetings across the province to hear concerns and educate members on their rights and responsibilities pursuant to the Occupational Health [...]

Q & A : What to do if there is an NSTU strike at your workplace

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Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has announced it is holding a one day strike on Friday, February 17. They are taking a stand against Bill 75 that was tabled in the legislature by the McNeil government last evening. This Bill limits tea[...]

Raise Your Voice for Free Collective Bargaining

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Take a stand and raise your voice for free collective bargaining! The Legislature is scheduled to begin sitting at 8pm TODAY, Tuesday evening, for the First Reading of Stephen McNeil's Bill, Teachers Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvement (2017) Act, which imposes a contract on members [...]

It's Blue Monday

It's Blue Monday
The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important work NSGEU members do every day helping to support people who are struggling with mental health issues in Nova Scotia. Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and for a variety of reasons is considered one of the most depressing days of[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Files for Conciliation as Civil Service Negotiations Reach an Impasse

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The NSGEU is filing for conciliation after negotiations with the government for a Civil Service collective agreement reached an impasse. "Our members are looking for a fair agreement and hopefully a conciliator can help us get there," says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government &a[...]
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