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MEDIA RELEASE: Clarification on Health Council Structure

Some media outlets have erroneously reported on a key aspect of the Health Council structure. The lead union for each of the four councils will not bring information back to each of the other participating unions for consideration. Rather, all unions representing workers in the respective sector (Nursing, Health Care, Administrative Professionals and Support Services) […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Clerical Officially Awarded to NSGEU Local 23

Arbitrator James Dorsey today issued an order officially naming NSGEU Local 23 the bargaining agent for all employees in the new clerical bargaining unit. This morning, the NSGEU completed the necessary documentation to formalize the transfer of jurisdiction process, as outlined in Mr. Dorsey’s decision of February 19th. He states: “Therefore, I hereby order: ‘Effective […]

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Health Care Workers’ Emergency Meetings

We are holding a series of emergency meetings for all members of Local 19 (Support Services), Local 42 (Health Care), Local 22 (Health Care at the IWK), Local 23 (Administrative Professionals at the IWK), Local 97 (Nursing) and Local 246 (Administrative Professionals at Capital Health) affected by Bill 1 tomorrow (Monday, February 23rd) and Tuesday, […]

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Arbitration Decision

Dear member, We received arbitrator James Dorsey’s decision on the labour representation portion of Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act). That decision, which can be found here (http://nsgeu.ca/filemanager/pdf/DorseyFinalDecision.pdf) has determined that the NSGEU will serve as the bargaining agent for both Clerical and Health Care workers. Additionally, Mr. Dorsey has not assigned the Support Services […]

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Clerical/Administrative Professional Vote Results

Good afternoon, The vote to create a single NSGEU administrative professional bargaining unit which would represent all clerical and administrative professional members working in the District Health Authorities and the IWK concluded at 5 p.m. today. An overwhelming majority – 95 per cent – voted in favour of the NSGEU consolidating all Clerical & Administrative […]

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National Union says ‘Arbitrator Dorsey’s decision is “A strong defence of labour rights”’

The following is a copy of a news release issued by the National Union of Public & General Employees on January 20th. Ottawa (20 Jan. 2015) – Arbitrator James Dorsey’s interim decision on the restructuring of health care unions in Nova Scotia is best described as a “strong defence of labour rights,” according to James Clancy, National […]

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Arbitration Update: Day 4 & 5

Today, union and employer representatives met for a final day of arbitration hearings, a process which is being overseen by Arbitrator James Dorsey. Over the past two days, lawyers representing the employer, the government, NSGEU, CUPE, Unifor, and NSNU have discussed the concept of an amalgamated union; their respective proposed orders for Mr. Dorsey; and […]

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