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Media Release: NSGEU Filing For Arbitration for Civil Service

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May 17, 2017  The NSGEU's Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service has determined that bargaining is at an impasse and is filing for arbitration to address outstanding issues. "We went to the table twice in April with the help of a Conciliation Officer and bargaining was moving backwa[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

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Today, the NSGEU released a report outlining a number of serious concerns our members have regarding patient safety as a result of a continued year-over-year increase in the number of patients registered at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (HI ED). This report, entitled, Code Critical, [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Keep Hospitals & Health Care Public

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 We were deeply disturbed to learn that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is once again spending public dollars investigating the possibility of entering into a P3 deal to fund our province’s public hospitals. “This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizi[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Unions File Labour Practice Complaint Against NSHA, IWK

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The Health Care Bargaining Council today made a formal bargaining complaint with the Labour Board against the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the employers are refusing to table pro[...]

No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

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The NSGEU's Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. "It is unfortunate we couldn't get a deal at the table over the last two days," says Jason Ma[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Civil Servants Reject Government's Final Offer

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NSGEU members who work in the Civil Service are sending a strong message to the Premier of Nova Scotia - they want a fairly negotiated deal. Civil Servants voted 94 per cent in favour of rejecting the final offer presented by government. The vote was counted today at noon.   "Our members want a[...]

STATEMENT: NSGEU Stands With Teachers As Liberals Lock Children Out of Schools

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 We have just learned that Stephen McNeil's Liberal government is continuing its unjust crusade against public sector workers in this province, introducing yet another piece of legislation designed to undermine the collective bargaining process and force government's[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Advises Education Support Staff to Refuse Struck Work

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The NSGEU has learned today that some school board administrators are trying to undermine impending job action of teachers by asking our members to violate the Department of Education's own provincial guidelines. These guidelines state that the responsibility of safety and well-being cannot be tr[...]

Media Release: Department of Justice Should Improve Courtroom Safety – Not Make it Worse: says NSGEU President MacLean

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Instead of putting in measures to make courtrooms and prisoner escorts safer, NSGEU has learned the Department of Justice is planning to make the situation riskier for Deputy Sheriffs and the public. “Decision makers in the Department of Justice are making policy decisions that will impact our he[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls On Government to Act on Safety Recommendations

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After a frightening incident at the Halifax provincial courts on Monday, Deputy Sheriffs and their union representatives are calling on government to finally act on the many outstanding recommendations made in a recent safety assessment. "Deputy Sheriffs responded very well to a dangerous situati[...]
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