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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Government Regulation on Nursing Unit Unconstitutional

Government has passed a regulation that is unconstitutional and gives a minority union the right to represent the nursing bargaining unit at the newly established Provincial Health Authority. The government has done this just two weeks after the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that freedom of association under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects […]

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We Need Your Help: Input On Various Classifications

Arbitrator James Dorsey has scheduled the dates of February 2nd to February 6th for the continuation of the hearing arising from Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act). Over that five-day period, Mr. Dorsey will hear submissions from the four unions and the employer regarding the placement of classifications/jobs within the four bargaining units (Nursing, Health […]

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Update: Premier Attempting to Cheat NSGEU Nurses, Interfering with ARbitration Process

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today that he intends to cheat NSGEU nurses (both Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses), and circumvent the legislation his own government wrote. The Premier told members of the media today that he plans to treat the IWK and new Provincial Health Authority (PHA) as a single employer for bargaining with […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Nova Scotia healthcare unions meet, commit to having lawyers work together on Dorsey decision

(Halifax) – The four unions affected by Bill 1 met Tuesday afternoon (January 20) and have directed their legal teams to begin the process of looking at the Dorsey arbitration ruling, with a goal of getting the best outcomes for the 24,000 health care members affected by the bill. The unions have also agreed that […]

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