Civil Service Master Agreement Negotiations Reach an Impasse

Dear Civil Service Member, As many of you are aware, Civil Service negotiations began on October 2, 2012 and continued until yesterday, March 4, 2013. There have been approximately 20 days of negotiations, many of which until very recently focused on dealing with non-monetary, operational provisions of the Collective Agreement. During the last few sessions, […]

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Local 45 – Université Sainte-Anne Ratifies Tentative Agreement

Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 45, support staff at Université Sainte- Anne, have voted strongly in favour of their tentative agreement today. “Congratulations to the Bargaining Committee and Chief Negotiator, Tina Webber, who worked hard to reach this agreement with the employer,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees […]

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Local 79 SMU – Tentative Agreement Reached

March 1, 2013 NSGEU Local 79, Support Staff at Saint Mary’s University, Reach Tentative Agreement Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 79, support staff at Saint Mary’s University, have reached a tentative agreement. “We are very pleased to have achieved this tentative agreement,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees […]

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Local 27 Evergreen Home For Special Care – Tentative Agreement Reached

The union is pleased to advise the membership that your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with Evergreen Home for Special Care. The agreement was reached on February 27th after four days of negotiations. The employer was open to hearing the concerns of the membership and your Committee felt discussions were very productive. Full […]

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Local 20 NS Hearing & Speech – Bargaining Committee Elected

We recently sent out a ballot for election of your new Bargaining Committee. All votes received as of the January 25th deadline were tallied, with the following results: Local 20 Bargaining Committee Cindy Furey, Administrative Support Professional Brenda MacKay, Speech Language Pathologist Maureen Merchant, Speech Language Pathologist Alternate: Heather Robertson We will now begin the […]

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Welcome to the new!

After much work behind the scenes, we relaunched the new and improved last week. As you can see, the new site is filled with valuable information about the Union, its history, current and upcoming events, and news that affects you, our members. The new website features an event calendar detailing upcoming social and educational […]

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The growing attack on labour

By Ian Johnson In recent years, the intensity and range of attacks on specific unions and the labour movement in general have intensified. There should be no doubt to anyone associated with labour that there is a major onslaught underway. This attack is more than the all-too-frequent concessions being sought by governments and employers in […]

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