Locals 29, 31, 35, 40, 85: Changes to VON national benefits plan taking effect April 1, 2018

Dear Member, The Employer has communicated to the Union a change in the national VON benefits plan that you are a member of. This change, which takes effect on April 1, 2018, impacts the prescription drug plan. The plan will provide for a mandatory generic substitution for drugs covered by the plan. The Employer has outlined […]

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Local 267 NSCC: Telephone Town Hall on January 30, 2018

Local 267 – Nova Scotia Community College Important Bargaining Update: Talks Have Broken Off We are holding a Telephone Town Hall meeting for NSGEU members who work at Nova Scotia Community College campuses across the province. As you may have heard, talks with your Employer have broken off. The purpose of this Telephone Town Hall meeting […]

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John Lohr’s NSLC Policy Wrong Direction for Nova Scotia Families

Progressive Conservative Leadership candidate, John Lohr, claims to be for: people, the economy, and returning integrity to Government, however today’s policy announcement released by his campaign is anything but. By doing away with the public sale of alcohol in Nova Scotia, Mr. Lohr would be throwing away decades of social responsibility experience and would kill […]

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Attn: Local 122 & 124 – Positive Resolution to Grievance re: IWK Callback Compensation

Dear Local 122 & 124 members; On January 9, 2017, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-17-20) alleging that your Employer wasn’t properly compensating all Employees for callback hours per Article 15 of the IWK Healthcare Collective Agreement. Article 15.04 Callback Compensation states: An employee who is called back to work and who reports for […]

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A grievance update for Local 1 Deputy Sheriffs

Positive Resolution to Grievance re: Improper Use of Relief Employees New Permanent Positions Being Created by the Employer On Nov. 29th, 2016, the NSGEU filed a Policy Grievance (P-16-1288), alleging that your Employer was improperly utilizing relief employees as a means to avoid filling permanent positions. Article 11.17 of the Civil Service master agreement states that […]

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Changes to NSGEU Scholarships & Bursaries

Dear NSGEU members, There have been some recent changes and updates made to the policies that govern our NSGEU scholarships and bursaries. These changes are in effect now for the scholarship/bursary deadlines in March, 2018. If you or a dependent are interested in applying for one of our scholarships or bursaries, please ensure you check […]

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Important message regarding scheduling changes for Local 36-Antigonish & Area Homemaker Service

Dear Member, Recently you would have received a notice from your employer regarding changes they are making to scheduling, in particular scheduling CCAs one (1) Indirect Service Hour of paperwork per week and four (4) Direct Service Hours per week instead of five (5) Indirect Service Hours. Late last year your employer requested a Memo […]

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. It’s a perfect opportunity to talk to each other about mental health, and advocate for more resources to be put towards mental health initiatives in the province. The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important […]

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NSGEU Nurses Win Reduced Penalty for Strike Against Premier McNeil

On April 1, 2014, 167 registered nurses from the former NSGEU local 97 stood up to the McNeil Liberals and their Essential Services legislation (Bill 37) that stripped workers of their right to strike. Like the generations of NSGEU Nurses before them, these members showed outstanding courage in the face of a government who was […]

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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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