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Civil Service Bargaining Update

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 […]

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Clarification regarding risks to job security provisions in the Civil Service tentative agreement

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 […]

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Local 480 Executive Election Results

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!

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Local 480 Policy Grievance Hearing Decision

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

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