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NSGEU Nurses Win Reduced Penalty for Strike Against Premier McNeil

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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 [...]

NSGEU is Successful in a Decision for Civil Service Vacation Scheduling

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NSGEU filed a policy grievance for employees with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The grievance was referred to adjudication and Arbitrator Bruce Archibald made a decision in favour of the Union on December 4th, 2017. Arbitrator Archibald found that the Department of Service Nova Scotia[...]

Power has been restored. NSGEU office will open at noon.

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Power has been restored to the NSGEU building and the office will open at noon today. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Safe travels.[...]

NSGEU Closed Due to Power Outage

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The NSGEU building is currently without power and therefore is closed until power is restored. Our staff will be working from home and any messages sent by phone or by email to inquiry@nsgeu.ca will be forwarded to the appropriate person as soon as possible. Please call 902-424-4063/toll-free [...]

NSGEU Office is Closed Until Noon

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Due to the weather forecast, the NSGEU office is closed to ensure the safety of members and staff. Staff are working from home so if needed please call 902-424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438 and leave a message. You can also reach us at inquiry@nsgeu.ca. Your messages will be forwarded to th[...]

Entitlement to Holiday Pay when the Holiday falls on your Day of Rest

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Attention: Members who work for the NSHA: We have received a number of queries regarding entitlement to holiday pay during this holiday season. In particular, the Employer issued a memo to all employees advising that December 22nd would be designated as the half day Christmas Eve holiday for Mond[...]

Civil Service Mileage Rate 2017

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Click here for mileage rates as of April 1st, 2017.  [...]

PR Telephone Town Hall Meeting Bargaining Update: Arbitration Decision

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WHAT: Civil Service - Telephone Town Hall Meeting - PR Bargaining Update WHEN: Wednesday, December 20th TIME: 7:30 p.m.            We are holding a telephone town hall information session for the Professional Bargaining Unit Wednesday, December 20th in order to discuss the Civil Service Arb[...]

Clerical Telephone Town Hall Meeting Bargaining Update: Arbitration Decision

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WHAT: Civil Service - Telephone Town Hall Meeting - CL Bargaining Update WHEN: Tuesday, December 19th TIME: 7:30 p.m.             We are holding a telephone town hall information session for the Clerical Bargaining Unit Tuesday, December 19th in order to discuss the Civil Service Arbitratio[...]

Civil Service Bargaining Update #2 - December 5th

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Dear Civil Service members, After speaking to both Bargaining Committees and reviewing briefs from the NSGEU and the Employer, the Arbitration Board notified us today that a mediated settlement is not possible and they are moving to arbitration. Now, we await the Board's decision on outstandin[...]

Information about Bill 148

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For information about Bill 148. please click here.[...]

Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act

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Dear members, Please be advised that amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, regarding automatic coverage for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), have been tabled in the legislature and will soon be sent to Law Amendments Committee where you have the opportunity to provide input to governm[...]

The results are in. How’s working going? Not great says front-line employees.

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The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission released its How’s Work Going survey results and it’s clear that public servants are feeling less valued and are unclear as to what they are supposed to be doing under the McNeil Liberals. Key areas promoted by Stephen McNeil such as Empowerment and Innovati[...]

Happy Pride in Yarmouth - Sat. Sept. 16

Happy Pride in Yarmouth - Sat. Sept. 16
Happy Pride Day to all members in the Yarmouth region!! Any NSGEU members that would like to participate in the pride parade on Saturday, September 16th, please meet us at the NSGEU building in Yarmouth, 59 Hawthorne St. at noon. [...]

NSGEU Launches Charter Challenge to Bill 148

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Dear NSGEU members, You may have been following the news lately and have heard about Bill 148 that the McNeil government has recently imposed on 75,000 public sector workers. This Bill affects thousands of our own members.   We have launched our challenge to Bill 148  Earlier today NSGEU, thro[...]

Press Release: NSGEU President Jason MacLean will be available for comment re: imposition of Bill 148 today at 2:30 pm

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Today, August 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the NSGEU Office 255 John Savage Ave (in Burnside) Dartmouth, NS -30- The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day. For more information, ple[...]

Letter From President MacLean: The Value of Public Sector Work

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Good afternoon, Yesterday, Halifax Chamber of Commerce CEO Patrick Sullivan, sent a misguided and ill-informed letter to his 1,600 member businesses parroting the McNeil government's argument that public sector workers don't deserve cost of living increases and that government is right to take aw[...]

Member Update: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

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Dear members,   Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement with your employer failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance.  Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. Howe[...]

NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

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July 28, 2017 The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) has agreed to enter into two additional conciliation dates on August 8th and 9th with the Public Service Commission instead of the two hearing dates that had originally been set aside for an arbitration hearing with th[...]

Local 50 - Sherbrooke Village - Bargaining Update: July 26

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Dear Local 50 members, As you are aware, the Employer presented their final offer on July 20 which was unacceptable to your Bargaining Committee as it did not address key issues of importance to the membership, including wages, job security, and length of season. As a result, talks broke off a[...]
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