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Local 112 – Riverview Enhanced Living Society Bargaining Update

Good afternoon, Your bargaining committee has exchanged proposals with your employer and met with them on Tuesday, October 23rd. In order to prepare for future bargaining, your committee also met at the NSGEU office on October 24th, November 19th, and December 4th. We are awaiting confirmation from the employer on future bargaining dates in January 2019. […]

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Local 59 A and B – Yarmouth Association For Community Residential Options (YACRO) Tentative Agreement Ratified

The bargaining committee wishes to advise Local 59 members that the tentative agreement has been overwhelmingly ratified. 92.3 per cent of votes cast in the local were in the favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Local 59 now has a new collective agreement which runs from November 1st, 2015 to October 31, 2021. The bargaining […]

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Local 44 – Nova Scotia Business Inc. Information Session & Ratification Vote Scheduled

Dear Local 44 members; Your Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. An information session and ratification vote has been scheduled! When: Friday, December 14 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Where: Marconi Boardroom, 1800 Argyle Street, 7th Floor The ratification document (a.k.a. tentative agreement) will be handed out at the meeting. Sincerely, […]

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Housing Authority Locals 25, 26, 47, & 103 Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Dear Local 25, 26, 47 and 103 members, Your Bargaining Committees met with your Employers on November 28th and 29th to begin negotiations. Further bargaining dates are scheduled for December 11th, 12th, and January 17th, 18th, 28th (1/2 day), 29th, and 30th (1/2 day), 2019. If you are a member of Local 25, 26, 47, […]

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Bargaining Update: Local 46 Property Valuation Services Corporation Tentative Agreement Reached! Clarification

Good Afternoon, As you may be aware, we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. We are currently preparing your tentative agreement for circulation and arranging for ratification dates. Please watch your email for the next update. Please note that the link we included in the last bargaining update is to our proposals that we […]

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Union Matters: Giving Back

We are in the midst of the holiday season, when people turn their minds to giving to others. But the NSGEU actually gives back to the community all year round! On this week’s episode of Union Matters, we sit down and talk to NSGEU’s First Vice President, Sandra Mullen; Secretary-Treasurer, Darren McPhee; and Board member […]

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Bargaining Update: Support Services Collective Agreement

After many months of difficult negotiations, your bargaining committee members are pleased to announce that they have concluded a new, province-wide Support Services Collective Agreement. On November 30, 2018, mediator/arbitrator William Kaplan issued an award that establishes a collective agreement for more than 4,200 employees within the Health Support Bargaining Unit at the Nova Scotia Health Authority […]

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Bargaining Update: Province-Wide Nursing Collective Agreement

After many months of difficult negotiations, your bargaining committee members are pleased to announce that they have concluded a new, province-wide Nursing Collective Agreement. This was a historic round of bargaining that saw all nurses across the province from four different unions bargain together at one table (click here to read more about the history behind this […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, take a pause to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6, 2018, marks 29 years since the 1989 murder of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal […]

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History Behind Current Round of Support Services Bargaining

This round of bargaining for the Support Services Bargaining Unit was the most unique in Nova Scotia history. Government legislation restricted wage increases and froze and ended retirement allowances. Other government legislation created two employers, the NSHA and the IWK, and required NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE to negotiate a single province-wide agreement for all […]

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