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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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Arbitrator’s Decision To Be Released Friday

Good afternoon, This Friday (February 20th), arbitrator James Dorsey will release his decision on the labour component of the Health Authorities Act (also known as Bill 1). Part of that decision will be Mr. Dorsey’s determination of which health care unions will represent each of the groupings of workers (Nursing, Clerical, Support Services, and Health […]

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URGENT: Last chance to vote!

I am writing to remind you that today is the last day for you to vote to create a single NSGEU administrative professional bargaining unit which will represent all members across the province. This vote has one simple objective: it will allow administrative professionals the opportunity to stay with their union, the NSGEU. I know […]

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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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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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