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Nova Scotia Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions today requested that the Nova Scotia Labour Board settle the outstanding issues and finalize an Essential Services plan for the IWK. The Labour Board has 30 days to hear submissions from both the Employer and the Council of Unions and reach a conclusion on the remaining issues. […]

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Attention: All Local 2 & 14 Income Assistance, Employment Support Services, Social Workers – re: vacation scheduling

Concerns regarding the scheduling of vacation within the DCS were brought to NSGEU in 2017. The concerns mainly involved members working in Income Assistance or Employment Support Services. A number of grievances were filed as a result of the Employer arbitrarily restricting the amount of Employees being off at any one given time, also known […]

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Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer’s representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of bargaining significantly over the last […]

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McNeil Budget Misses the Mark

Election night, May 30, 2017.  Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil, after seeing his majority government significantly reduced, said, “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you and I’ve listened.”  On that night he promised to be the Premier for all Nova Scotians. Since that night the McNeil Liberals have ripped provisions out of our collective […]

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Good news for Sherbrooke Restoration Commission and members of NSGEU Local 50

Dear members of Local 50, In government’s spending announcement today was a small line item that means a great deal to members of Local 50 who work for the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission or Sherbrooke Village. “Sherbrooke Restoration Commission: $246,000 to support the transition of the Sherbrooke pension plan to the Public Service Superannuation Plan.”  https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20180315001 Government […]

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Press Release: NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has a responsibility to release Code Census data that highlights the crisis taking place at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and puts patients and workers at risk says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Stephen McNeil keeps denying the crisis in health care and the NSHA has information that shows just how […]

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Press Release: Health care crisis reaches dangerous tipping point

Conditions at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department have reached a dangerous tipping point where patient and health care worker safety are at-risk, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Last night at the HI Emergency Department there were up to 17 ambulances backed up, waiting over 10 hours to get the emergency care they need,” says MacLean. […]

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Healthcare Bargaining Update – February 15, 2018

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK just completed six days of conciliation in an effort to conclude a new collective agreement for the Health Care bargaining unit. The parties have agreed to another 11 days of bargaining over the course of the next few months. Bargaining in January and February […]

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