LPN Reclassification Update
We want to provide an update on the LPN reclassification efforts, as the deadline for the most recent stage in the process expired yesterday (February 3rd).
The Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC) was not convened, though NSGEU representatives were prepared to begin the process, as the employer did not respond to our request to meet.
Now, we have written to the NSHA to formally request that the job fact sheet that was ruled on by Arbitrator Bruce Outhouse be sent on to the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) to be decided on. This stage of the process can take up to 60 business days to complete (by May 4th, 2020). This JSC is made up of one employer representative and one union representative: if these two individuals cannot come to an agreement on rating the factors in the job fact sheet, then the outstanding issues will be referred back to Arbitrator Outhouse, as he is the chair of the JSC.
If the employer continues to refuse to participate in this process, the matter will simply be referred to Arbitrator Outhouse for a decision.
We are hopeful that your employer will begin to show respect to both the LPNs and the process, and participate in the JSC stage. If not, we will need to wait for Arbitrator Outhouse’s decision. Should this matter need to be referred to Arbitrator Outhouse, our hope would certainly be that a decision would be made promptly.
We will be sending a letter to the Minister of Health and Wellness and the Minister of Labour Relations to advise them that it may be advantageous to encourage your employer to participate in the process.
We will certainly advise you of updates and timelines, once they are provided to us. We understand that this has been a long and frustrating process, but we are in it together, and we appreciate your patience as we see through the final stages of this arduous process.
February 3, 2020
Dear NSGEU members working in the Civil Service, When NSGEU members have received Short-Term Illness (STI) benefits and then been...
March 21, 2019
As many of you would be aware, during the most recent round of bargaining, it became evident that the Employer...
January 11, 2018
On April 1, 2014, 167 registered nurses from the former NSGEU local 97 stood up to the McNeil Liberals and...
December 7, 2017
The Civil Service Arbitration Board Chaired by Tom Cromwell released his decision at 8:00am this morning. This decision now finally...
February 12, 2016
Good afternoon, On Thursday, February 11th the NSGEU received a significant arbitration decision on the policy grievance we filed in...
September 24, 2015
Today, the NSGEU received a copy of an arbitrator’s decision on a policy grievance we had filed as a result...
March 11, 2015
Local 71 – Chignecto Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) Outcome of Grievance Arbitrations As you may be aware, the NSGEU...