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National Union says ‘Arbitrator Dorsey’s decision is “A strong defence of labour rights”’

The following is a copy of a news release issued by the National Union of Public & General Employees on January 20th. Ottawa (20 Jan. 2015) – Arbitrator James Dorsey’s interim decision on the restructuring of health care unions in Nova Scotia is best described as a “strong defence of labour rights,” according to James Clancy, National […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Government Regulation on Nursing Unit Unconstitutional

Government has passed a regulation that is unconstitutional and gives a minority union the right to represent the nursing bargaining unit at the newly established Provincial Health Authority. The government has done this just two weeks after the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that freedom of association under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: NSGEU Official Statement on Dorsey’s decision at 2:30 p.m.

WHAT: NSGEU President Joan Jessome will make an official statement to members of the media regarding arbitrator James Dorsey’s written decision on Bill 1. WHEN: Monday, January 19th, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: NSGEU office (255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth)  -30-  The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Landmark Court Decision Shows Bill 1 Is Unconstitutional

NSGEU President Joan Jessome says today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision on the RCMP’s right to unionize makes it clear that the provincial government’s Bill 1 breaches the constitutional rights of 24,000 health care workers. “This is a landmark decision for unions across the country,” says Jessome. “Here in Nova Scotia, this ruling makes clear […]

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