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Slow Down, Move Over

Officially launched in advance of the Canada Day weekend, our joint safety awareness campaign “Slow Down, Move Over” continues through the summer. This social media campaign is in partnership with the Public Service Commission and it raises awareness of the need to slow down and move over for public service vehicles with flashing lights flashing […]

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Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 13-19, 2018

This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult and youth correctional facilities. For the most part, our members spend a great deal […]

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NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) – a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our members who are having mental health issues […]

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A clarification on the Public Service Award payout Release

The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission mailed out their letter of offer regarding the Public Service Award (PSA) Payout. We have been hearing concerns from members regarding the Release you are required to sign – that you may be signing away any ability to accrue a future PSA if the NSGEU is successful in getting it […]

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Civil Service Public Service Award Options

Dear NSGEU Civil Service members, We have been in contact with the Employer and have been told an email will be sent to all members late in the day tomorrow, January 11, 2018, outlining the process to exercise your options for an early payment in lieu of the Public Service Award (PSA). Please make sure […]

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NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations breached Article 21 – Vacations of […]

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Telephone Town Hall for Community Services Case Aides

Case Aides working in the Department of Community Services: You are invited to a telephone town hall meeting to discuss our classification appeal. WHAT: Telephone Town Hall Meeting  WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 TIME:    6:30 p.m. We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work as Case Aides in the Department […]

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Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) Grievance Settlement

A substantially altered Classification Grievance was filed on behalf of Drafting & Illustration Technician I-II (Property Mapper SNSMR) in 2013 (P-12-1485). The matter had been referred to adjudication and hearing dates were scheduled for September 26, 27, 28, 2017. The Union entered into settlement discussions with your Employer and have come to an agreement. It […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Pre-Hearing Dates and Arbitration Dates Scheduled

As you know, we are challenging the constitutionality of Bill 148 in the Courts on behalf of our Civil Service members and we are fighting it in the streets at a rally on September 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the legislature. Meanwhile, we are also proceeding to arbitration and have received notice of […]

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Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. However, the NSGEU and government officials agreed to return […]

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