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Update on Acute Care Bargaining & Essential Services

The Provincial Government passed two recent laws changing the way health care contracts are negotiated. The Health Authorities Act (Bill 1) created four province-wide bargaining units (Administrative Professionals, Service Support, Nursing and Health Care). It requires all four unions who represent workers in each of the units (CUPE, Unifor, NSGEU and NSNU) to bargain together in Councils […]

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Local 97 – Nurses at CDHA: Union Refers Outstanding Essential Services Issues to Labour Board

As you know, essential services negotiations for Local 97 ran throughout the summer. After almost 20 meetings, the parties reached agreement on staffing in the event of a strike for a long list of work areas. We also reached agreement on a number of processes that must be put in place in the event of […]

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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses – Essential Services Update

Under the new essential services legislation (Bill 37), your Essential Services Committee has been meeting with your employer in an effort to establish acceptable staffing levels. We have now completed our work on the area-by-area review with the employer, and have reached agreement on staffing levels in a majority of areas. In areas where there […]

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Special Convention Call!

Below are links to a pdf version of the delegate and alternate application forms.  You can download the forms and fax or email them to Diane Briggs at 902-428-0191 or Delegate Application Form Alternate Application Form Dear Brothers and Sisters: Pursuant to Article 3, Section 3.13.1 and 3.13.3 of the Union’s Constitution and By-Laws, […]

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Bill 37 Passed Into Law

Today is a dark day for democracy and workers in Nova Scotia. At 7:30 a.m., Bill 37 (Essential Health and Community Services Act) was passed by a Liberal majority government. We are deeply saddened with this government’s betrayal of workers, but we are incredibly proud of all health care workers and members for showing up, […]

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