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Bargaining: A look ahead

Many contracts now open, NSGEU staff and bargaining committees prepare for tough round of negotiations ahead. The NSGEU represents almost 30,000 members working in an incredibly wide variety of sectors and settings: from government and education to acute and community health care. These workers belong to 99 separate locals, which are all governed by their […]

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Bill 108 passes: NSGEU challenging exclusions in new Department of Business

Bill 108 – Financial Measures Act The Liberal government tabled Bill 108, the Financial Measures (2015) Act on April 27. This Bill puts into law many of the changes government announced in the Provincial Budget, including the elimination of the Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (ERDT). It also creates the new Department […]

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Protect Our Public Services Rally at the Legislature – Thurs. March 26, 12-2 pm

You may have heard about the devastating cuts government has made to provincial park and visitor information centre staff along with child welfare services. To add to this, on March 12, government announced their intentions to privatize three registries within Service Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Land Registry; Registry of Motor Vehicles; and the Registry of […]

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Minister’s Musings Must Be Strongly Opposed – Vital Public Services at Risk

March 13/15- – The McNeil Liberal Government is preparing to deliver yet another blow to rural Nova Scotia by contracting out more jobs by privatizing the Nova Scotia Land Registry, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Registry of Joint Stock Companies.  The Minister of Service Nova Scotia announced on March 12 that the government […]

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Cuts to Tourism and Parks Represent a Major Step Backwards

Province-wide – The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) is upset with the recently announced plans by the McNeil government to close two Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Pictou and Digby, and to switch seven campgrounds to so-called “self service” registration arrangements. “In our view, these cuts unfairly target rural communities in Oakfield, […]

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Public Service Award/Long Service Award /Retirement Allowance At Risk! Premier McNeil targets the Public Service Award: Sends a Signal to Other Employers

In an interview on December 16, Premier McNeil announced he is targeting the Public Service Award for Civil Service employees in the next round of negotiations. Click on the following link to read the article:http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1258111-nova-scotia-premier-takes-aim-at-bonuses-for-exiting-civil-servants. In the same article, President Jessome defended the Award, and pointed out that Civil Service employees do not receive bonuses […]

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