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Expression of Interest (EOI) for NSGEU IWK Nurses: Labour Management Committee Membership

NSGEU is looking for IWK nurses who are interested in becoming members of the new Labour Management Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives! Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which came into effect yesterday (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be a Labour Management Committee […]

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Expression of Interest for NSHA Nurses in NSGEU Zone Labour Management Committee Membership

The NSGEU is looking for nurses working in all Zones who are interested in becoming members of the new Zone Labour Management Committees. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives. Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which is effective today (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be […]

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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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NSGEU wins grievance re: pay denied to nurses on approved leave during strike

Today, the NSGEU received a copy of an arbitrator’s decision on a policy grievance we had filed as a result of the Employer denying payment to a number of members that were on approved leave during the strike in April. A total of 19 nurses directly affected, who were on short-term illness/maternity leave/educational leave and […]

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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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