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History Behind Current Round of Support Services Bargaining

This round of bargaining for the Support Services Bargaining Unit was the most unique in Nova Scotia history. Government legislation restricted wage increases and froze and ended retirement allowances. Other government legislation created two employers, the NSHA and the IWK, and required NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE to negotiate a single province-wide agreement for all […]

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History Behind Current Round of Nursing Bargaining

This round of bargaining for health care workers – which includes Health Care, Administrative Professionals, Nursing and Support Services – was the most unique in our province’s history. Government legislation restricted wage increases and froze, then ended, retirement allowances. Another piece of government legislation created two employers, the NSHA and the IWK, and required NSGEU, […]

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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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

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 proposals for three crucial benefits in the […]

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Unions Respond to Failure to Bargain Complaint

A few weeks ago, bargaining representatives for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre filed a complaint against the four Union Councils representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and […]

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Update on Acute Care Bargaining & Essential Services

The Provincial Government passed two recent laws changing the way health care contracts are negotiated. The Health Authorities Act (Bill 1) created four province-wide bargaining units (Administrative Professionals, Service Support, Nursing and Health Care). It requires all four unions who represent workers in each of the units (CUPE, Unifor, NSGEU and NSNU) to bargain together in Councils […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Civil Service Bargaining Committee Recommends Acceptance of Tentative Agreement to Protect Job Security

The NSGEU Civil Service Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee (BUNC) is recommending acceptance of a tentative agreement that protects members’ job security. During this round of negotiations, Civil Service members identified that the most critical issue for them was job security, and we have managed to protect that in the agreement the committee is recommending today. […]

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