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Local 59 – Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options – Negotiation Underway

Your bargaining committee exchanged proposals with your employer on April 4th and 5th. A copy of these proposals has been sent to you by mail. We have scheduled additional dates to continue bargaining on May 13th and 14th. If you have any questions, please contact a member of your Bargaining Committee or the NSGEU at 424-4063 […]

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Local 18 – Cape Breton University (MOS) – Negotiation Moving Forward

The local’s bargaining proposals were tabled by the bargaining committee during our first day of negotiations held on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Negotiations continued the following day and discussions were amicable; however, the majority of monetary items remain outstanding.  Negotiations are set to resume again on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013. The proposals were developed by […]

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Local 66 – Union Files for Conciliation

Your bargaining committee and employer reached an impasse in bargaining on April 12th. The union plans to file for conciliation today, April 15th. While we have reached agreement on some articles, we still have several significant issues that have not been addressed, such as improvements in pay provisions, holidays, vacation, group insurance, pension, retirement allowance […]

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Protecting whistleblowers in Nova Scotia

The idea of employees coming forward to raise concerns about illegal or dishonest activities in a government department or private company is not new. This practice (probably better known as “whistleblowing”) has been taking place for a fairly long time. In the United States, for example, it goes back to at least the 1860s. It […]

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President’s Message – Embracing Change!

It is often said that the only constant element in our lives is change. I’m of the mind that change is not necessarily a bad thing, but rather, that it always presents some form of opportunity, if you approach it in the right way. In this world of sophisticated technology and instant gratification, there seems to be a greater expectation that people grow […]

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Local 72 – Voting Sessions on New Agreement Scheduled

The Union is pleased to advise the membership that your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with your Employer. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of the agreement. The highlights of the tentative agreement will be mailed to each member. We encourage you to review the highlight sheet prior to attending the ratification session. […]

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