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Local 78B Bargaining Update: Final Offer Received. Information Session/Vote – Wed., Jan 31, 7pm

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee received a final offer from the Employer on Tuesday, January 23rd. We have scheduled an information session and ratification vote on this final offer for Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the NSGEU Conference Centre, 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth. All Drivers, Monitors, Mechanics, Lube Techs, and Foremen […]

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Education Minister’s Announcement Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Today, the Nova Scotia Liberal government announced some significant changes to the way education is delivered in Nova Scotia. At a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Zach Churchill said his government will: unify the system by dissolving the seven elected regional school boards and create one provincial advisory council. The structure of the Conseil […]

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Government Releases Education Administrative Report – NSGEU Urges Caution

Today, Government released their report on the province’s education administrative model. The author of the report, Dr. Avis Glaze, made many sweeping recommendations including the complete dismantling of the existing school board system. After 4 years of amalgamation and centralization of the healthcare system, Premier McNeil and Ministers Glavine and Delorey are still struggling to […]

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Locals 29, 31, 35, 40, 85: Changes to VON national benefits plan taking effect April 1, 2018

Dear Member, The Employer has communicated to the Union a change in the national VON benefits plan that you are a member of. This change, which takes effect on April 1, 2018, impacts the prescription drug plan. The plan will provide for a mandatory generic substitution for drugs covered by the plan. The Employer has outlined […]

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Local 267 NSCC: Telephone Town Hall on January 30, 2018

Local 267 – Nova Scotia Community College Important Bargaining Update: Talks Have Broken Off We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work at Nova Scotia Community College campuses across the province. As you may have heard, talks with your Employer have broken off. The purpose of this Telephone Town Hall meeting […]

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John Lohr’s NSLC Policy Wrong Direction for Nova Scotia Families

Progressive Conservative Leadership candidate, John Lohr, claims to be for: people, the economy, and returning integrity to Government, however today’s policy announcement released by his campaign is anything but. By doing away with the public sale of alcohol in Nova Scotia, Mr. Lohr would be throwing away decades of social responsibility experience and would kill […]

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Attn: Local 122 & 124 – Positive Resolution to Grievance re: IWK Callback Compensation

Dear Local 122 & 124 members; On January 9, 2017, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-17-20) alleging that your Employer wasn’t properly compensating all Employees for callback hours per Article 15 of the IWK Healthcare Collective Agreement. Article 15.04 Callback Compensation states: An employee who is called back to work and who reports for […]

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A grievance update for Local 1 Deputy Sheriffs

Positive Resolution to Grievance re: Improper Use of Relief Employees New Permanent Positions Being Created by the Employer On Nov. 29th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-16-1288), alleging that your Employer was improperly utilizing relief employees as a means to avoid filling permanent positions. Article 11.17 of the Civil Service master agreement states that […]

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Changes to NSGEU Scholarships & Bursaries

Dear NSGEU members, There have been some recent changes and updates made to the policies that govern our NSGEU scholarships and bursaries. These changes are in effect now for the scholarship/bursary deadlines in March, 2018. If you or a dependent are interested in applying for one of our scholarships or bursaries, please ensure you check […]

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