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Home support services at risk!

**Please note: this is an article that appeared in the Summer issue of The Stand.** Since December 2014, the Liberal government has been exploring opportunities to further contract out (and privatize) all home support services in Nova Scotia. Today, there are more than 20 companies providing home support services in the province. The NSGEU represents […]

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Calling all Home Support Workers – Demonstration on Sat. March 29 – No Blackmail Bargaining

It is time to tell the Stephen McNeil government what you think of the legislation that effectively took away the right to strike from home support workers. Come out and join NSGEU President Joan Jessome at a demonstration this Saturday, March 29th at the Liberal Party Annual General Meeting starting at 11:30am and ending at […]

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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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NSGEU Press Release: Conciliation Talks Between NSGEU Home Support Workers and the VON Break Off

February 10, 2014 Conciliation Talks Between NSGEU Home Support Workers and the VON Break Off Halifax – Conciliation talks between NSGEU Local 31 (VON Kings-Annapolis County); NSGEU Local 40 (Home Support, VON Tri-County); NSGEU Local 35 (VON Colchester & East Hants); and NSGEU Local 85 (VON Pictou) have broken off with their employer, the Victoria […]

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VON Locals 31, 35, 40 & 85 – Union Applies for Conciliation

Your bargaining committee met with the VON for two days of bargaining on October 23rd and 24th. Originally, five days of bargaining were scheduled, but additional time was unnecessary because the parties could not reach agreement on any issues. Although talks were generally cordial, the bargaining process was unproductive, largely because the employer did not […]

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VON Locals 31, 35, 40 & 85 – Proposals Exchanged

Negotiations for your new collective agreement are under way. On September 11, 2013, your bargaining committee exchanged bargaining proposals with the VON. Negotiation dates are now confirmed for October 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. The Union’s proposals will be sent to members of each VON locals shortly. Your bargaining committee is looking forward to achieving […]

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