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Slow Down, Move Over

In advance of the Canada Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) and the Public Service Commission are partnering on a social media campaign to raise awareness of the need to slow down and move over for public service vehicles at the […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Files for Conciliation as Civil Service Negotiations Reach an Impasse

The NSGEU is filing for conciliation after negotiations with the government for a Civil Service collective agreement reached an impasse. “Our members are looking for a fair agreement and hopefully a conciliator can help us get there,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. “Right now, we remain far […]

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No Agreement Reached for Civil Service: New Dates to be Confirmed for January

The NSGEU’s Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee is scheduling more bargaining dates in the New Year with the Employer after two days at the bargaining table failed to produce a tentative agreement. “It is unfortunate we couldn’t get a deal at the table over the last two days,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Advises Education Support Staff to Refuse Struck Work

The NSGEU has learned today that some school board administrators are trying to undermine impending job action of teachers by asking our members to violate the Department of Education’s own provincial guidelines. These guidelines state that the responsibility of safety and well-being cannot be transferred or delegated to a non-teaching staff member. This means that […]

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NSGEU Press Release: New Executive Elected, Delegates Vote to Take Action Against Nova Scotia Liberals

May 14, 2016 New Executive Elected, Delegates Vote to Take Action Against Nova Scotia Liberals During the final day of NSGEU’s Triennial Convention, a new Executive team – consisting of President, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents, and Secretary-Treasurer – was elected by delegates. Jason MacLean, a Correctional Officer from Sydney, was acclaimed as the union’s […]

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Immediate Action needed to Address Safety Concerns and Staffing Levels in Long Term Care

Wed. May 4, 2016 MEDIA RELEASE: Immediate Action needed to Address Safety Concerns and Staffing Levels in Long Term Care Today Acting NSGEU President Jason MacLean is calling on the Government of Nova Scotia and the Minister of Health to address safety concerns in Long Term Care Facilities across the province following comments by Stuart […]

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NSGEU Press Release: More must be done to prevent assaults in Burnside facility, says NSGEU.

Halifax – “More must be done to prevent assaults on Correctional Officers in Burnside”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. The Canadian Press recently reported that assaults on Correctional Officers have nearly doubled in 2014, as compared to 2013. They say there were 32 assaults on Officers in […]

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