Good afternoon, Yesterday, thousands of teachers represented by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union voted to reject the tentative agreement that was recommended to them by their bargaining committee and leadership. This agreement was virtually identical to the agreement your bargaining committee grudgingly recommended to you: it contains the same wage patterns, and the discontinuance of […]
Attention: Civil Service members During our telephone town halls, we have heard some confusion about what members understand is at risk regarding job security in the tentative agreement. To be clear, your job security provisions as laid out in Article 37 of the collective agreement are not at risk whether this tentative agreement is accepted […]
Members at the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility are pleased to announce that Terry DeCoff is the Interim President and Shawn Lawless is the Interim Secretary-Treasurer. Any questions or concerns may be directed to them. Elections for a new local will be held in the near future.
On December 17, 2014, Local 480 held a province-wide local meeting in Halifax and Sydney through video-conferencing. Elections were held for the Umbrella President’s position at the conclusion of the meeting. Local 480 is pleased to announce that Dave Leddicote of Local 480-F is the new Umbrella President of Local 480! Congratulations, Dave!
The Local 480 policy grievance arbitration hearing arising from the transition of members into the Civil Service concluded November 6, 2014. We have received Adjudicator Blackburn’s decision and, unfortunately, he has dismissed the grievance. He has ruled the Employer followed the transition process correctly and appropriately. Grant Vaughan, Servicing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org