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McNeil Government to Blame for Shortage of Deputy Sheriffs in Courts

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean says that Judge Hoskins called out the wrong person when he threatened to put an acting supervisor in contempt. "The lack of Deputy Sheriffs in courtrooms is the responsibility of Stephen McNeil and any blame should be placed squarely on his shoulders and those of hi[...]

Press Release: Stephen McNeil misleads on Bill 148

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Stephen McNeil intentionally misled people into thinking he sent Bill 148 to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for an opinion, when in fact he has not. "Stephen McNeil told people that he sent Bill 148 to the courts for an opinion. We now know that he has only sent parts of the bill that are favour[...]

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[...]

Press Release: McNeil Government Interferes: Bargaining Moves Backward for Sherbrooke Village

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The McNeil government has interfered in negotiations with the women and men who work for Sherbrooke Village and has turned back what was a tentative agreement between the parties. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Loca[...]

Press Release: Workers at Sherbrooke Village Rally for Fair Contract

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The people who help bring Sherbrooke Village to life for residents and visitors to come, learn, and explore the history of this community will be holding an information picket at the entrance gate to Sherbrooke Village on Thursday, August 17 from 1 pm - 3 pm. As members of the Nova Scotia Government[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

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Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement between civil servants and their employer with the assistance of conciliation services 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[...]

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[...]

Media Release: NSGEU Filing For Arbitration for Civil Service

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May 17, 2017  The NSGEU's Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service has determined that bargaining is at an impasse and is filing for arbitration to address outstanding issues. "We went to the table twice in April with the help of a Conciliation Officer and bargaining was moving backwa[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Working Group Releases 15 Recommendations to Improve Patient Safety

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Today, the NSGEU released a report outlining a number of serious concerns our members have regarding patient safety as a result of a continued year-over-year increase in the number of patients registered at the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department (HI ED). This report, entitled, Code Critical, [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Keep Hospitals & Health Care Public

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 We were deeply disturbed to learn that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is once again spending public dollars investigating the possibility of entering into a P3 deal to fund our province’s public hospitals. “This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizi[...]
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