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McNeil Government to Blame for Shortage of Deputy Sheriffs in Courts

NSGEU President Jason MacLean says that Judge Hoskins called out the wrong person when he threatened to put an acting supervisor in contempt. “The lack of Deputy Sheriffs in courtrooms is the responsibility of Stephen McNeil and any blame should be placed squarely on his shoulders and those of his government,” says Jason MacLean, President […]

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Memorandum of Agreement regarding new Deputy Sheriff 1 Classification

  Notice for Deputy Sheriffs On January 17 the Employer informed the Union that further to Article 43.01 of the Master Agreement they were establishing a new classification of Deputy Sheriff 1 (DS1) which would be responsible only for providing security to all levels of court, and for the timely, safe, and efficient escort of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls On Government to Act on Safety Recommendations

After a frightening incident at the Halifax provincial courts on Monday, Deputy Sheriffs and their union representatives are calling on government to finally act on the many outstanding recommendations made in a recent safety assessment. “Deputy Sheriffs responded very well to a dangerous situation that could have gotten out of hand very easily,” said NSGEU […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Government Backtracks on Safety Commitments at Courthouses

The safety of Nova Scotians and courthouse staff is being jeopardized, as our Provincial government backtracks on commitments to improve courthouse safety, all the while sparing no expense implementing safety measures in their own place of work: the Legislature. In July 2015, then-Justice Minister Lena Diab committed to act on recommendations that were made in […]

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