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MEDIA RELEASE: Keep Hospitals & Health Care Public

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 We were deeply disturbed to learn that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is once again spending public dollars investigating the possibility of entering into a P3 deal to fund our province’s public hospitals. “This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Unions File Labour Practice Complaint Against NSHA, IWK

The Health Care Bargaining Council today made a formal bargaining complaint with the Labour Board against the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK. Bargaining between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions and the NSHA and IWK has stalled because the employers are refusing to table proposals for three crucial benefits in the […]

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Unions Respond to Failure to Bargain Complaint

A few weeks ago, bargaining representatives for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre filed a complaint against the four Union Councils representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and […]

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Clarification on Health Council Structure

Some media outlets have erroneously reported on a key aspect of the Health Council structure. The lead union for each of the four councils will not bring information back to each of the other participating unions for consideration. Rather, all unions representing workers in the respective sector (Nursing, Health Care, Administrative Professionals and Support Services) […]

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Health Care Workers’ Emergency Meetings

We are holding a series of emergency meetings for all members of Local 19 (Support Services), Local 42 (Health Care), Local 22 (Health Care at the IWK), Local 23 (Administrative Professionals at the IWK), Local 97 (Nursing) and Local 246 (Administrative Professionals at Capital Health) affected by Bill 1 tomorrow (Monday, February 23rd) and Tuesday, […]

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Arbitration Decision

Dear member, We received arbitrator James Dorsey’s decision on the labour representation portion of Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act). That decision, which can be found here (http://nsgeu.ca/filemanager/pdf/DorseyFinalDecision.pdf) has determined that the NSGEU will serve as the bargaining agent for both Clerical and Health Care workers. Additionally, Mr. Dorsey has not assigned the Support Services […]

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