Nova Scotia announced new regulations today, which will ensure more workers will have easy and immediate access to resources to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Amending the Workers Compensation Act to ensure more workers are protected against the harms of workplace trauma was the right thing to do,” said NSGEU President Jason MacLean, “We […]
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This morning, Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government announced their QEII redevelopment plans, which include the eventual decommissioning of part of the Victoria General site and the construction of five new health care buildings in the Halifax area using a P3 model. This means that a private company will be paid to not only design and build […]
Union members hope proroguing the legislature means Stephen McNeil is ready to reset the Liberal Government’s agenda away from attacking workers and towards working together to find solutions to fix the current crisis in health care, says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “Traditionally, when a Premier prorogues the legislature it marks a change in direction from […]
Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement between civil servants and their employer with the assistance of conciliation services failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance. Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU […]
Today (June 21st) we celebrate National Aboriginal Day. “In cooperation with national Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Indigenous culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous groups […]
Dear members, Today, a provincial election was called, with the election date set for May 30th. I am filled with optimism that Nova Scotians will realize that we all deserve so much more than Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government have done for us over the past four years. In fact, I’d like you to […]
Good afternoon, The lucky winner of the NSGEU’s Dream Vacation contest was Irene Tower, an Accounting Clerk and member of Local 82 (NSCAD)! Irene has worked at NSCAD for 11 years and will be retiring later this month. What a fantastic way to start out her retirement! She is thinking about using the certificate to […]
Due to the ongoing winter storm cleanup efforts, the meeting scheduled for Local 78B has been cancelled. Please keep an eye out for the rescheduled meeting date.
Due to the ongoing winter storm, the meeting scheduled for Local 16 has been cancelled.
(UPDATED): Due to ongoing storm conditions affecting most of the province, the NSGEU office in Burnside will remain closed on Tuesday, February 14th to ensure the safety of staff and members. Please stay safe!