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Union Matters Podcast #5: Weed & The Workplace

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, we sit down with labour lawyer Jill Houlihan to talk about a hot topic: weed and the workplace. Since the legalization of cannabis four short weeks ago, many employees (and employers) have been left with unanswered questions about how use of the substance – recreationally and medicinally – […]

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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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NSGEU members in the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division – Grievance Update

In 2016, a number of employees with the Vehicle Transportation and Inspection Division (Employer), brought workplace safety concerns to our attention. The Union had meetings with Employees and as a result, a grievance was filed under the Collective Agreement. The grievance was filed under Article 36 of the Civil Service Master Agreement and was issued […]

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You’re Invited: Discussion on National Pharmacare

What: Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare Community Dialogue, Presented by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute When: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel by Marriott (downtown) – Attached to Scotia Square parkade Canada’s unions are proud that we’ve won health insurance coverage for many of our […]

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Get Involved in the Fall 2018 Agency, Boards and Commissions Campaign

The Provincial Government has kicked off its’ Fall 2018 recruitment campaign for the province’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions. The NSGEU is encouraging it’s members to get involved and take a look the more than 150 opportunities to volunteer on an Agency, Board or Commission.  There are opportunities ranging from colleges and boards of self-regulated health […]

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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Face-To-Face Bargaining

Scheduled talks concluded October 30, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18,19 and 30. […]

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