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Support Striking Chronicle Herald Newsroom Staff!

  The journalists, photographers and editors at the Chronicle Herald newspaper (represented by CWA Canada’s Halifax Typographical Union) have been on strike for more than five weeks at this time. These workers are facing a concerted union-busting attempt by the Chronicle Herald management. The employer has demanded extraordinarily serious wage and benefit rollbacks, the erosion […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Members at Cape Breton University vote unanimously in favour of strike

Members of NSGEU Local 18, who are teachers and maintenance workers working in skilled trades at Cape Breton University, have voted strongly in favour of strike action to back their demands for a fair collective agreement, as their bargaining committees head into conciliation in early February. “One hundred per cent of the ballots cast 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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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses, Essential Services Legislation Introduced

We are very disappointed to report that your employer has refused to negotiate on the key issues of patient safety, scheduling and sick call replacement, despite the fact we tabled a significantly altered proposal regarding safe staffing levels. Now, the Liberal government has introduced essential services legislation, which effectively takes away the right to strike for […]

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Local 97 Strike Q&A

HOW A STRIKE WILL WORK:   Q. Will we strike legally, or illegally? There is a 14-day countdown to a legal strike, as per the Labour Board. We are in the midst of this countdown period, and will be in a legal strike position as of April 3rd, provided we file 48-hour notice to the […]

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