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Civil Service Bargaining Update #2 – December 5th

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 outstanding issues between the Employer and the Union, expected before the […]

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Show your support for our fight to Repeal Bill 148

On August 22, 2017, Stephen McNeil enacted Bill 148, Public Services Sustainability Act. This heavy-handed piece of legislation affects most of you (93 percent of the membership) in two ways: It imposes a non negotiated wage settlement It also unilaterally removes longstanding articles from your collective agreement. We believe the Bill is unconstitutional as it […]

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A Message from President MacLean: Standing up for what is right

Dear members, It has been a busy week and I wanted to update you on the current situation. The week started with Stephen McNeil bringing into effect Bill 148 – Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act. This Bill does two things: 1. Restricts collective bargaining on wages and salaries by imposing maximum increases.  Imposes a four […]

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Acute Healthcare Bargaining Update

To:      All NSGEU Members in Locals: 100, 101, 104, 119, 122, 124, 189, 190, 191, 193, 195, 423, 1246 Just before Christmas, the Provincial Liberal Government passed Bill 148. This legislation will freeze retirement allowances for all public sector workers, including all unionized healthcare workers at the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), […]

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Fight Back Against Bill 148

Bill 148, the Public Service Sustainability Act, will, if proclaimed, impose a four year wage pattern of 0%,0%,1%,1.5%, and 0.5% (on the last day of the contract) on thousands of members working in virtually all sectors represented by the NSGEU. The Bill will also, if proclaimed, end the accrual of long service awards for those members who […]

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