Archive | President’s Message

MEDIA RELEASE: Liberal Government Heightens Health Care Crisis by Leaving More Nova Scotians Stranded

NSGEU President Jason MacLean joins Cape Breton families, seniors and health care workers with shock and anger at today’s Liberal government announcement that the Northside Consolidated Hospital and New Waterford General Hospital will close and be replaced with Community Health Centres. “When was the community consulted for this plan?” asks Mr. MacLean. “The community shouldn’t […]

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Local 71 – CCRCE Strike Vote Information

Dear members of Local 71, After 12 days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. The Union is seeking a strike mandate from you, the members, prior to going into conciliation. We need a strike vote from all of Local 71 to reach a fair agreement. Your employer, the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre […]

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Local 55 – Workers’ Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Strike Vote Information

Dear Local 55 members; Please click here to view and download the strike information package Your Bargaining Committee Needs a strike vote from all members of Local 55 to reach a fair agreement for all members. After thirteen (13) days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. Virtually all items under […]

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Health Care Strike Vote-Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

After more than a year, and nearly 40 bargaining and conciliation dates, we still do not have a new collective agreement for our health care members. What has become even more frustrating is that since January the bargaining committee has witnessed a serious slow down in process from the employers. In fact, the employers have […]

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Message to NSGEU Members working in School Boards re: Inclusive Education Report

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, As you may be aware, the government released its report on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Commission Report, on March 26. Unfortunately, we were not consulted during the research or writing of this report and are frankly a bit amazed that a report on inclusive education can be […]

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McNeil Budget Misses the Mark

Election night, May 30, 2017.  Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil, after seeing his majority government significantly reduced, said, “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you and I’ve listened.”  On that night he promised to be the Premier for all Nova Scotians. Since that night the McNeil Liberals have ripped provisions out of our collective […]

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President MacLean’s Presentation to Law Amendments on Bill 72 – March 5, 2018

Good afternoon. It’s disappointing to appear here again in the ‘people’s house’ to address this governments lack of transparency – lack of consultation – and overall lack of interest to hear from the hard working people they are forcing legislated changes on. There is an illness growing in Nova Scotia.  A sickness so invasive it threatens every […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Arbitration Decision

The Civil Service Arbitration Board Chaired by Tom Cromwell released his decision at 8:00am this morning. This decision now finally concludes a collective agreement for civil service members. The Arbitration Board’s decision results in a collective agreement that will expire on April 1, 2021.  The Union has just received the decision and we are still […]

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