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NSGEU – Press release: Labour proposing solution, but McNeil choosing health care disruption: Jessome

Halifax: NSGEU President Joan Jessome is asking why Premier Stephen McNeil seems intent on disregarding the solution put forward by labour for health authority restructuring after remarks the Premier made today indicating that he may use legislation to take away the democratic rights of workers to decide which union represents them. “Nova Scotians have been […]

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Stories and messages of solidarity and opposition to Bill 37 from the picket line today, April 3, 2014

President Jessome addresses the crowd of NSGEU Local 97 nurses who are on a legal strike along with their supporters from the labour movement in Nova Scotia including CUPE, UNIFOR, NSNU, PSAC, IAMAW, CUPW and others. Canadian Labour Congress President, Ken Georgetti. Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President, Rick Clarke. Passage of Bill 37 was […]

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View interview with President Jessome for her reaction to the passage of Bill 30 today, March 1.

Please click here to link to the legislative webpage. Then click on Bills in 2014 and scroll down to Bill 30. We have also copied and pasted the Bill below the video if you would like to view it here. Bill 30 BILL NO. 30 (as introduced) 1st Session, 62nd General Assembly Nova Scotia 63 […]

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Press Release: Talks Break Down Between NSGEU Home Support Workers and Northwood – Emergency Meeting Called

February 20, 2014 Halifax – Talks have broken down between NSGEU Local 34, home support staff and Northwood. The union has called an emergency meeting with its members for Sunday evening. “The Bargaining Committee returned to the table today, hopeful that the employer would meet our members’ demand for parity with other workers who have […]

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NSGEU Press release: NSGEU Local 39, Home Support Workers in Inverness County, Vote to Strike

February 13, 2014 NSGEU Local 39, Home Support Workers in Inverness County, Vote to Strike Cape Breton – Members of NSGEU Local 39, home support staff in Inverness County, have voted 98% in favour of a strike to back up their bargaining demands as they prepare for conciliation. The vote was counted last evening, February […]

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Press Release: NSGEU Home Support Workers Employed by VON Vote to Reject Employer’s Offer

 February 12, 2014 NSGEU Home Support Workers Employed by VON Vote to Reject Employer’s Offer Province-wide – Members of four NSGEU Locals, home support staff who work for the VON in Kings/Annapolis Counties (Local 31), Tri-County -Shelburne County (Local 40), Colchester & East Hants Counties (Local 35), and Pictou County (Local 85) have voted overwhelmingly […]

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