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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Files for Conciliation as Civil Service Negotiations Reach an Impasse

The NSGEU is filing for conciliation after negotiations with the government for a Civil Service collective agreement reached an impasse. “Our members are looking for a fair agreement and hopefully a conciliator can help us get there,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. “Right now, we remain far […]

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No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

The NSGEU’s Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. “It is unfortunate we couldn’t get a deal at the table over the last two days,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova […]

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Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee Returns to the Table Tomorrow, Dec. 20

Dear Civil Service members, Your Bargaining Committee wishes to inform you that they are returning to the table tomorrow morning, Tuesday, December 20, for another day of bargaining with the employer. Thank you for your ongoing support. Please watch your email for updates. In solidarity, Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee

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President MacLean asks to return to bargaining table: Premier responds he will wait for vote results.

Dear members of the Civil Service, In light of the return to the bargaining table with the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union, I asked the Premier today to return to the table with Civil Servants as well, to actually negotiate a fair deal. Unfortunately, the Premier’s response was to say that he is waiting to see […]

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Bargaining Update: All Civil Service

E-Vote on Employer’s Final Offer – Vote will begin December 12 at 8 a.m. and end December 14 at noon. Your Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council and your Union Negotiating Committee are recommending the rejection of the Employer’s final offer. This offer includes two years of zeros, and ends the Public Service Award for all new members (as of April 2015) […]

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NSGEU Wins Significant Civil Service Policy Grievance

Good afternoon, On Thursday, February 11th  the NSGEU received a significant arbitration decision on the policy grievance we filed in early 2015, following government layoffs. The grievance contended that the Civil Service employer violated the Civil Service Master Agreement in its failure to apply the job security Memorandum of Agreement (MOA#2) when members are laid off. […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Civil Service Bargaining Committee Recommends Rejection of Government’s Offer

As a result of the government’s heavy-handed legislative interference, and after weeks of consultation with members, the Civil Service bargaining committee has decided to change their earlier recommendation to the membership. They are now recommending that the members reject the government’s final offer. The Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee (BUNC) voted this afternoon: 96% in favour […]

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Ratification dates for the Civil Service tentative agreement have not yet been confirmed.

Please note: Telephone Town Hall to discuss the Civil Service tentative agreement is Monday evening, November 30 at 7pm.  Ratification dates for the Civil Service tentative agreement have not yet been confirmed.    As soon as the dates have been confirmed, you will be emailed voting information along with a personal PIN number that will […]

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