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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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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Thrilled With Supreme Court Decision on Workers’ Right to Strike

Today, the Canadian labour movement is celebrating yet another win for workers, as the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the right to strike is protected in the constitution. “This is a historic decision which recognizes that the right of workers to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” says […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Landmark Court Decision Shows Bill 1 Is Unconstitutional

NSGEU President Joan Jessome says today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision on the RCMP’s right to unionize makes it clear that the provincial government’s Bill 1 breaches the constitutional rights of 24,000 health care workers. “This is a landmark decision for unions across the country,” says Jessome. “Here in Nova Scotia, this ruling makes clear […]

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