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Arbitration Update: Tuesday, February 3

Today, union and employer representatives met again for arbitration hearings, a process which is being overseen by Arbitrator James Dorsey. The hearings began at 11 a.m., with lawyers representing the Health Association of Nova Scotia (the employer), NSGEU, CUPE, and Unifor presenting on the employer’s proposed reclassification of a number of jobs into the Clerical […]

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District Health Authorities Arbitration Continues!

Today (Monday, February 2nd), the four unions representing health care workers in Nova Scotia return to the arbitration process outlined under the Health Authorities Act (also known as Bill 1). In late 2014, the Liberals passed Bill 1, which will force health care workers to join unions of a government-appointed mediator/arbitrator’s choice. It’s one of […]

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Bill 1 Arbitration Live Blog (Feb. 2 to 6)

Throughout the week of February 2nd to 6th, the four unions representing health care workers in Nova Scotia returned to the arbitration process, which is being overseen by arbitrator James Dorsey. While the process was open to the public (members and media), we tweeted throughout the event, so people could follow along from home. That […]

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Read Stephen Kimber’s column in the Metro News, “Divide and conquer: Weakening the power of Nova Scotia’s largest union”

Dear NSGEU members, Please read this article by Metro’s columnist Stephen Kimber as he describes the legislation as “politically targeted to weaken the province’s nemesis, the Nova Scotia Government Employees’ Union.” In his article, he correctly asserts the “legislation appears to be a slap in the face to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ […]

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Expert Legal Opinions & Affidavits on Bill 1

As part of the Bill 1 arbitration process, the NSGEU submitted a number of affidavits (sworn legal documents) to support our position that the legislation is unconstitutional, and violates parts of the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms. Two of the affidavits submitted were authored by highly respected legal experts: Wayne MacKay is a Professor of […]

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