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Civil Service Tentative Agreement Ratified

 (NSGEU’s Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service) NSGEU members working for the Nova Scotia Civil Service ratified their tentative agreement this evening by 93.8%. The tentative agreement was reached between the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union and the Public Service Commission on July 9. “We are pleased to have a new agreement […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update – June 28/13

The Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) is pleased to advise that they have had an opportunity to review and respond to the employer’s most recent proposals. After some further improvements and language adjustments, the committee believes that the present offer is one that should be considered by the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council (BUNC) for a recommendation […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update

Dear member, As indicated earlier, at the March 25 Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council (BUNC) meeting, the following motion was unanimously approved: The Civil Service Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council (BUNC) endorses the recommendation of the Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) to reject the latest offer of the employer and to initiate by April 15, 2013 the process […]

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Case Aides & Access Facilitators: You’re invited to a Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Telephone town hall meeting to be held Thursday, March 21st, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The recent settlement for all case aides/access facilitators who were converted to Civil service status on October 7, 2012 requires that everyone receive an explanation of the settlement from an NSGEU lawyer. To facilitate this  process, we will be holding a telephone […]

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Civil Service Master Agreement Negotiations Reach an Impasse

Dear Civil Service Member, As many of you are aware, Civil Service negotiations began on October 2, 2012 and continued until yesterday, March 4, 2013. There have been approximately 20 days of negotiations, many of which until very recently focused on dealing with non-monetary, operational provisions of the Collective Agreement. During the last few sessions, […]

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