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Frequently Asked Questions: Health Councils

REMINDER! All members working in the acute health care system are being asked to vote on the issue of Health Councils. The electronic vote started Wednesday, March 25th and will remain open until Wednesday, April 1st at 5 p.m. Please take a moment to cast your ballot. If you have any questions, contact the NSGEU between the […]

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How Did Bill 1 Affect You?

We realize that our members working in the acute health care system have gone through a lot of stress as a result of the Liberal government’s Bill 1. While we are all tired and eager to move on from the turmoil of the past six months, it’s important that we tell this government how their […]

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Information on Health Councils

NSGEU and three other unions (CUPE, Unifor and NSNU) who represent workers in the acute care sector in Nova Scotia reached an agreement on March 13 with the Government to form a Council of Unions for the purposes of negotiating collective agreements for healthcare workers. Those unions represent 24,500 healthcare workers in the province. For […]

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NSGEU to Maintain All Members Under New Health Council Structure

An agreement reached today with the province will ensure every single NSGEU acute health care member will stay with the NSGEU. This deal is a critical victory for labour in the province and for NSGEU members who have fought so hard the last year to keep their right to choose their union. Today’s agreement affects […]

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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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Dorsey Decision Q&A

Q. Please clarify: which members will be staying with NSGEU? As it stands right now, government is saying NSGEU will represent only workers who fall under the Health Care grouping. However, in arbitrator James Dorsey’s decision issued on Friday, February 20th, it is very clear that NSGEU will continue to represent both Health Care and […]

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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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