Civil Service Bargaining Update: Union Appoints Paul Cavalluzzo to Civil Service Arbitration Board

Further to the November 19th Bargaining Update regarding the agreement of all parties to establish an arbitration board, the NSGEU is pleased to advise that renewed labour lawyer Paul Cavalluzzo has agreed to accept our request to act as the Union’s nominee. You can see Paul Cavalluzzo’s bio here:

The employer has not yet made their nomination known although we expect to have confirmation of the name of their nominee very soon. The respective persons will then choose a third member of the arbitration panel who will act as Chair. We will send another update as soon as the employer nominee is known.

There are still a number of outstanding items to address:

  • Article 20 – Standby and callback
  • Article 21 – Vacations
  • Article 32 – Travel Regulations
  • Article 38 – Pay Provisions:
  • Rates of pay
  • Step adjustment (CL, PR, TS)
  • Pay equity (CL)
  • Shift & Weekend Premiums
  • Acting Pay
  • Retention incentive (twenty-five (25) years of service)
  • Article 44 – Term of the Agreement
  • Appendix 11 – Work from home programs

Your Bargaining Committee appreciates your solidarity and support through this process.

Please watch for updates and share this information with your coworkers. If they haven’t received this email, let them know they should contact the union to confirm their email address.

If you have any questions about bargaining or the bargaining process, please contact a member of your Bargaining Council below. You can also call the NSGEU at 1-877-556-7438 (toll-free) or

Your Union Negotiating Council (UNC):

Clerical (CL)

Chair – Tammy Gillis, Local 2 –

Vice-Chair – Sherry Dennis, Local 7 –


Professional (PR)

Chair – David Brewster, Local 4 –

Vice-Chair – Scott Hart, Local 8 –


Technical (TS)

Chair – Hugh Gillis, Local 480 –

Vice-Chair – Holly Martin, Local 17 –


Chief Negotiators:

Odette MacLeod, NSGEU Servicing Coordinator,

Jim Gosse, NSGEU Servicing Coordinator,

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