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Union Matters: Domestic Violence Leave

On this week’s podcast, we speak with NSGEU Employee Relations Officer Gina Boyd about the issue of domestic violence leave in Nova Scotia. This spring, the provincial government introduced legislation that includes a provision for up to ten intermittent days of unpaid leave to allow victims of domestic abuse to seek out services and supports. […]

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Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres Leadership Opportunities with Your Union!

There are a number of leadership positions to be elected for Local 20, as per the NSGEU’s constitution. Once again, the union is putting out a call for Local 20 members with an interest in sitting on one (or more) of the following committees, councils, or the Local executive.  Aside from general training provided at […]

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NSGEU Home Care Workers: Bringing Health Care Home

Today, the NSGEU is launching an online advertising campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the work our home care members deliver throughout the province. The campaign will be featured on a wide range of media sites as “pre-roll” video, played before and during other video content. We understand that your profession has faced […]

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Local 31, 35, 40 & 85 — VON Kings/Annapolis, Colchester, Tri-County & Pictou County Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Your Bargaining Committee met with your employer today (Tuesday, October 23rd) to exchange bargaining proposals. Please note: these are just proposals at this point in time, as an agreement has not been reached with the employer yet. You can also click here to view and download a copy of the proposals. The bargaining proposals do […]

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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Bargaining Today, Resumes October 30

Scheduled talks concluded today, October 19, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4,5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. […]

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Special Notice on Overtime for Acute Care Employers

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, As a result of your employer’s recent communication (see the IWK message below) regarding overtime, the NSGEU wants to clarify that this change in practice for the Health Care bargaining unit was not agreed to in bargaining. The employer has decided to interpret the language around “hours worked” differently. […]

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Case Aide Classification Appeal Update

Good morning, Over the past months, the Case Aide classification appeal has been discussed with the Public Service Commission (PSC). We are now in the process of arranging a meeting with the PSC and Case Aides so that the PSC can hear first-hand about how Case Aides have been impacted, and the reality of your day-to-day […]

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Media Release: PTSD Regulations Step In Right Direction

Nova Scotia announced new regulations today, which will ensure more workers will have easy and immediate access to resources to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Amending the Workers Compensation Act to ensure more workers are protected against the harms of workplace trauma was the right thing to do,” said NSGEU President Jason MacLean, “We […]

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Local 470E – NSLC Head Office Date Scheduled to Exchange Proposals

Good afternoon, Your bargaining committee and employer have agreed to exchange bargaining proposals on Thursday, January 17th, 2019. We are looking for further dates in February to continue bargaining. If you have any questions or concerns about the bargaining process, please contact a member of your bargaining committee. Barbara Buchanan, buchananbarb123@gmail.com Richard Herritt, ricky122@hotmail.com Aaron […]

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