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Long-Term Care Recommendations Solid Starting Point

The NSGEU welcomes the recommendations of the Minister’s Expert Advisory Panel on Long Term Care (LTC). While there remains a significant need for more beds in long-term care, the report puts a focus on addressing human resources and staffing concerns first. The NSGEU feels strongly that staff ratios and mix need to be addressed as […]

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Local 32 – Yarmouth Argyle Home Support Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 32 members, Your bargaining committee met with your employer on Tuesday, January 15th and 16th to exchange proposals and commence bargaining. Bargaining was productive and respectful, so far, and an additional bargaining date has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th. Copies of the proposals will be mailed out to all members of Local […]

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Union Matters: Weather and Work

Union Matters host Deedee Slye talks to Lynette Johnson, Employee Relations Officer for Health Care, and Colin Sutton, President of Local 79, St. Mary’s University, about storm closure policies, collective agreement rights and employer expectations during a weather event. So if the weather outside is frightful, your workplace is closed and you have not been […]

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Local 46: Tentative Agreement Reached: Telephone Town Hall Scheduled for Monday, January 14

Dear members of Local 46, Your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the Employer and is recommending acceptance. On Monday, January 14th at 7 pm, we are holding a Telephone Town Hall in order to review the tentative agreement with you and to hear any questions or concerns you may have. Participating is easy. We call […]

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Union Matters: A Conversation about Convention Resolutions

In this Episode, host Deedee Slye talks to President Jason MacLean; Chair of the Resolutions Committee, Paul Hagan; and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Colin Sutton, about resolutions. They share their favorite resolutions, current deadlines and announce their resolution writing provincial tour. These resolution experts are where it’s at! Whereas resolutions set the […]

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Union Matters: Happy New Year!

This week, we sit down with NSGEU President Jason MacLean to talk about some of the highlights from 2018, and what union members have to look forward to in the New Year! See below for a full transcript of this week’s podcast: Hello and welcome to this week’s episode Union Matters, NSGEU’s weekly podcast. I’m […]

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Union Matters: All you wanted to know about Convention but were afraid to ask

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, Host Deedee Slye, spends time with President MacLean and Convention professionals and staff members Diane Briggs and Lisa Bouchard. Includes deadlines, tips and information that will help you understand what Convention is all about.   See below for a full transcript of this week’s podcast: Today we’re going […]

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NSGEU Convention Resolutions Writing Sessions

As you are aware, NSGEU Triennial Convention is on the horizon (May, 2019). The deadline for Locals to submit Constitutional Amendments and General Resolutions to the 2019 Convention is March 8, 2019. In an attempt to ensure members have an opportunity to participate in setting direction for our union, the NSGEU is providing Resolutions writing […]

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Press Release: NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Dec. 20, 2018 NSGEU responds to death inquiry at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF a.k.a. Burnside) The outcome of the review into death of an inmate has raised concerns for NSGEU correctional staff who work at the CNSCF in Burnside. “One thing has to be made absolutely clear, Correctional Officers are not to blame […]

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