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For all those who have RSVPed for our anniversary celebration at Upper Clements Park Weekend of Aug. 18 & 19

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Right now it looks like rain on Saturday. We will be making a decision on the rain date on Friday morning. Please watch your email and/or check our Facebook page or website for confirmation. It will be posted by noon. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please let us know i[...]

Pride Events Information

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How to walk with NSGEU Pride! On Saturday, we will be gathering between 12 and 12:45 p.m. at the DND Dockyard area. We are marching with the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and are in section D # 9. The parade begins at 1 p.m. We will not have a float this year, but if members would like to m[...]

Welcome new members of Local 150 - Island Employment Association!

Welcome new members of Local 150 - Island Employment Association!
We are pleased to welcome our newest members who are employees of the Island Employment Association. They are Career Practitioners, Career Counsellors, Job Developers, Employment Support Practitioners, IT Technicians, Information Resource Specialists, and Project Managers. They help people fi[...]

Slow Down, Move Over

Slow Down, Move Over
Officially launched in advance of the Canada Day weekend, our joint safety awareness campaign "Slow Down, Move Over" continues through the summer. This social media campaign is in partnership with the Public Service Commission and it raises awareness of the need to slow down and move over for[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Liberal Government Heightens Health Care Crisis by Leaving More Nova Scotians Stranded

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean joins Cape Breton families, seniors and health care workers with shock and anger at today's Liberal government announcement that the Northside Consolidated Hospital and New Waterford General Hospital will close and be replaced with Community Health Centres. "When was[...]

May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

May 17 is the Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
“Alliances for Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.   The Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia “was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media t[...]

Thank you for the work you do! Celebrating Correctional Services Week, May 13-19, 2018

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This week we are taking some time to recognize our members who provide Correctional Services in Nova Scotia. Correctional Services include services provided by Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, youth workers, social workers, case-management and program staff, and support staff in adult a[...]

Local 55 - Workers' Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Strike Vote Information

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Dear Local 55 members; Please click here to view and download the strike information package Your Bargaining Committee Needs a strike vote from all members of Local 55 to reach a fair agreement for all members. After thirteen (13) days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has [...]

NSGEU Pleased to Announce New Office of Workplace Mental Health for Civil Service Members

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“I am very pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Public Service Commission (PSC) - a new Office of Workplace Mental Health for our Civil Service members,” says Jason MacLean, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “As a union, we support our membe[...]

Health Care Bargaining Strike Vote Update

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After two very successful telephone town hall meetings it's clear that people are tired of being attacked and are ready to send a strong message to the Employers and Stephen McNeil that it's time to take our negotiations seriously. To those that participated in our town halls, either by listening[...]

Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave: A Good First Step, But Can Victims Afford To Take It?

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Today, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if you or your child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. You can view the legislation here: https://bit.ly/2Goy82F Although we applaud this[...]

Message to NSGEU Members working in School Boards re: Inclusive Education Report

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Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, As you may be aware, the government released its report on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Commission Report, on March 26. Unfortunately, we were not consulted during the research or writing of this report and are frankly a bit a[...]

Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

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Today, March 27, the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions is asking the Nova Scotia Labour Board to settle all remaining issues and finalize the IWK Essential Services Agreement. The Council of Unions has reached the conclusion that the remaining issues can not be resolved through negotiatio[...]

McNeil Budget Misses the Mark

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Election night, May 30, 2017.  Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil, after seeing his majority government significantly reduced, said, “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you and I’ve listened.”  On that night he promised to be the Premier for all Nova Scotians. Since that night the McNeil Liberal[...]

Power has been restored. NSGEU office will open at 11 a.m.

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Power has been restored to the NSGEU building and the office will open at 11 a.m. today. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Safe travels.[...]

NSGEU Applauds NDP Bill for Victims of Intimate/Domestic/Sexual Violence

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The NSGEU is pleased the NDP is introducing legislation that will, if passed, amend the Labour Standards Code to ensure working people who experience domestic violence, intimate violence, and sexual violence will have the right to paid and unpaid leave from their employers in order to begin their re[...]

Opening of the Legislature

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Tomorrow the Nova Scotia Legislature, the People’s House, opens for the next legislative session. For five years Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government have ignored, shushed, and dismissed the hard working people of our province.  Many of you, as NSGEU members, see the damage the McNeil arrogance[...]

What to do if there is a strike at your workplace?

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Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has announced it is holding a strike vote today, February 20th. The NSTU Executive is holding a meeting tomorrow where they will decide what, if any, job action they will be taking. We stand with the [...]

NSGEU School Board Support Staff Facing the Unknown

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On January 25, 2018, NSGEU President Jason MacLean wrote the Minister of Education regarding the lack of information flowing to frontline workers at provincial school boards about what the future holds. "To date there has been no response.  We have had some anecdotal information passed along but [...]

School Board Member Update

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Following last week's vague announcement by Education Minister Zach Churchill and the lack of answers on how the announced changes will affect NSGEU members, we have reached out to Government on your behalf. As of right now, Government officials have told us that the changes announced last week a[...]
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