Health Care Collective Agreement Update
Health care collective agreements for Nova Scotia Health and IWK were signed today after some delay related largely to finalizing pay scales for all classifications. Now that the agreement has been signed by all parties, we anticipate the employer providing information in the coming days on retroactivity. Please stay tuned for further updates.
A copy of the new collective agreement will be posted on the NSGEU website early next week.
In early July, health care workers represented by the Health Care Council of Unions (NSGEU, CUPE & Unifor) voted to accept a tentative agreement put forward by their bargaining committee for acceptance.
That contract, which is effective from November 1st, 2020 to October 31st, 2023, includes a variety of improvements, including:
- A 5.5% wage increase for all pay grades (1.5% effective Nov. 1st, 2020, 1.5% effective Nov. 1st, 2021, 1.5% effective Nov. 1st, 2022, and 1% effective the final day of the agreement, Oct. 31st, 2023);
- Additional wage increases for Care Team Assistants (CTAs), amounting to 2% on date of ratification and 3% on June 1st, 2022;
- Matching acute care paramedics’ rates of pay to those of IOUE retroactive to Nov. 1st, 2020;
And the creation of a joint Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation Committee, composed of equal representation from employers and the unions.
May 19, 2022
Dear members, The Council of Health Support Bargaining Unions (consisting of members from NSGEU, Unifor and CUPE) has reached an...
May 16, 2022
Dear member, This is to advise that all NSGEU members and guests are permitted access to the building for meetings,...
May 9, 2022
Dear Civil Service Local member, Your Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) completed two days of non-binding mediation on Sunday May 8...
April 22, 2022
Local 70 – South Shore Regional Centre for Education Bargaining Update: Conciliation Dates & Strike Vote Scheduled
Dear member, Your Bargaining Committee reached an impasse with your Employer on March 30th, 2022 and filed for conciliation on...
April 7, 2022
Local 73 – Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education Bargaining Update: Union Files for Conciliation
Dear member, Your bargaining committee and employer resumed negotiations on Wednesday, April 6th. The committee previously met with your employer...
April 1, 2022
Local 70 – South Shore Regional Centre for Education Bargaining Update: Union Files for Conciliation
Dear Local 70 Member, Your bargaining committee and employer resumed negotiations on Monday, March 28th to Wednesday, March 30th,2022. The committee...
March 23, 2022
Local 38 – Northwood Homecare Inc (Office Employees & Schedulers) Bargaining Update: Conciliation Dates Confirmed
Dear members, Your bargaining committee filed for conciliation on February 16th, 2022. We are happy to share that the date for...
March 11, 2022
Good afternoon, The Support Services Council of Unions, which consists of members from Unifor, CUPE and NSGEU representing facilities and...
March 11, 2022
Members of Local 43 have voted in favour of the tentative agreement, which runs from January 1st, 2021 to December...