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Local 78B Stock Transportation – Aug. 12 Update: Request for Proposals Issued by HRCE

Dear Local 78B members, Following up on my last communication regarding the Halifax Regional Centre for Education’s (HRCE) plan to revoke your employer’s contract to provide busing services, I committed to provide more information when it came forward and to let you know when the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Student Transportation Services was issued. We […]

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NSGEU Asks To Be Included in HRM Busing Review

Dear Local 78B members working for Stock Transportation, Today the government announced it was investing more money into busing in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education. This is great, however, they also announced a busing consultation process that excludes your union and, therefore, the voices of drivers, monitors, and mechanics who deliver the service. NSGEU […]

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Report on Meeting with Minister of Education, Zach Churchill re:Changes to NS Education System

Dear School Board members, The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour recently organized a meeting between the Unions representing school support staff and the Minister of Education. The meeting was held on April 17, 2018 at the Minister’s office. Present at the meeting were Robin MacLean (NSGEU), Nicole McKim (NSGEU), Grant Dart (CUPE), Penny Foster (SEIU), […]

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Local 78B – Stock Transportation Ratification Vote Results

Dear members of Local 78B, Members of your Bargaining Committee counted the ballots for your ratification vote on Friday evening. 258 members voted, which is close to 90% of the bargaining unit. Of those who voted, 159 voted for the tentative agreement, and 96 voted against it. The membership ratified the tentative agreement by 62%. […]

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What to do if there is a strike at your workplace?

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has announced it is holding a strike vote today, February 20th. The NSTU Executive is holding a meeting tomorrow where they will decide what, if any, job action they will be taking. We stand with the teachers as they try to […]

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Local 78B Bargaining Update: Final Offer Received. Information Session/Vote – Wed., Jan 31, 7pm

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee received a final offer from the Employer on Tuesday, January 23rd. We have scheduled an information session and ratification vote on this final offer for Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the NSGEU Conference Centre, 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth. All Drivers, Monitors, Mechanics, Lube Techs, and Foremen […]

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Education Minister’s Announcement Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Today, the Nova Scotia Liberal government announced some significant changes to the way education is delivered in Nova Scotia. At a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Zach Churchill said his government will: unify the system by dissolving the seven elected regional school boards and create one provincial advisory council. The structure of the Conseil […]

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Local 78B Stock Transportation, Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee has now completed five days of negotiations with the Employer: March 28, June 20, June 21, December 6. and December 7, 2017. A tentative agreement has not yet been reached at the bargaining table. However, the Employer is fully engaged in negotiations about important contract changes so more […]

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Local 78B-Stock Transportation: Bargaining Update

Dear members of Local 78B, Your Bargaining Committee presented the Local’s bargaining proposals (which were developed from the results of the membership survey) to your Employer on March 27, and held further bargaining meetings with the Employer on March 28, June 20, and June 21. Talks have been cordial and respectful. The Employer has taken care to […]

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2015 Education Action Plan and Government Media Release

Dear School Board and Stock Transportation Members: On January 29, 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education released her Action Plan for Education. This follows the release of the final report of the Minister’s Panel on Education on October 30, 2014. For your information, you can click here to view and download a […]

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