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Press Release: Councils of Health Care Unions Ratify Agreement with NSHA and IWK

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Today, the Councils of Health Care Unions voted 92% to ratify an agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. The agreement provides wage increases over a six year term (2014-2020), protects key benefits and provides a mediation arbitration process that will conclude all collect[...]

Press Release: Employees at the WCB, NSGEU Local 55, Vote to Strike

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May 7, 2018 Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 55, who work for the Workers' Compensation Board, have voted 83% in favour of strike action to back their demands at the bargaining table. The Union and the Employer enter the conciliation process tom[...]

Press Release: Council of Health Care Unions get Strike Mandate

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Today, the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announced that health care bargaining unit members who voted - voted 93% in support of a province-wide strike. We thank all the members who participated in the vote. The Council of Unions is under a media black out until members have the opp[...]

Press Release: Council of Unions Recommend Proposed Agreement with NSHA and IWK

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Today, the Council of Health Care Unions recommends its members ratify a proposed agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK. Yesterday, all bargaining committee members met and voted to recommend ratification of the proposal to their members. If ratified the agreement provides a [...]

Press Release: Pregnant nurse attacked while NSHA says investigating safety concerns a waste of time

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A nurse was attacked and sent to hospital days after the Nova Scotia Health Authority called a request for an independent violence in the workplace risk assessment a 'waste of time', says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. "This nurse, 33 weeks pregnant, while being attacked by a patient was left com[...]

Press Release: Essential Services Agreement in place for IWK

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Today, the Council of Health Care Unions welcomed a decision by the Nova Scotia Labour Board which concluded an essential services agreement for health care workers at the IWK. The Labour Board decision rejected the IWK's request that the Council of Unions provide additional notice periods beyond[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Press Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

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After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia's first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions says the Employer's representing the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of b[...]

Press Release: NSGEU calls for release of Code Census data, McNeil hiding health care crisis

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority has a responsibility to release Code Census data that highlights the crisis taking place at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and puts patients and workers at risk says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. "Stephen McNeil keeps denying the crisis in health care[...]
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