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Bargaining: A look ahead

Many contracts now open, NSGEU staff and bargaining committees prepare for tough round of negotiations ahead. The NSGEU represents almost 30,000 members working in an incredibly wide variety of sectors and settings: from government and education to acute and community health care. These workers belong to 99 separate locals, which are all governed by their […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Clerical Officially Awarded to NSGEU Local 23

Arbitrator James Dorsey today issued an order officially naming NSGEU Local 23 the bargaining agent for all employees in the new clerical bargaining unit. This morning, the NSGEU completed the necessary documentation to formalize the transfer of jurisdiction process, as outlined in Mr. Dorsey’s decision of February 19th. He states: “Therefore, I hereby order: ‘Effective […]

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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: Nova Scotia healthcare unions meet, commit to having lawyers work together on Dorsey decision

(Halifax) – The four unions affected by Bill 1 met Tuesday afternoon (January 20) and have directed their legal teams to begin the process of looking at the Dorsey arbitration ruling, with a goal of getting the best outcomes for the 24,000 health care members affected by the bill. The unions have also agreed that […]

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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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