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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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Civil Service Bargaining Update

As you are aware, the NSGEU Civil Service Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) was proceeding to arbitration with a pre-hearing conference and mediation session scheduled for today December 5 and tomorrow December 6 and arbitration hearing scheduled for April 24 to 26. After reviewing the briefs from the NSGEU and the Employer, the Board felt they […]

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

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 Innovation, Vision and Goals, and Senior […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update: Dates Set for Labour Board Hearing Regarding Arbitration

Good afternoon, As you may be aware, we are continuing to try to negotiate a collective agreement with the newly re-elected McNeil government. The Civil Service Collective Bargaining Act stipulates arbitration as the means for resolving outstanding bargaining demands. In mid-May, members of the Civil Service voted overwhelming in favour of proceeding to arbitration if your Bargaining […]

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CS Bargaining Update: Binding Arbitration Application Filed with NS Labour Board

Good afternoon, Following the recent electronic vote, the Union Negotiating Committee has filed an application for binding arbitration with the Nova Scotia Labour Board. We will send more updates as the situation develops. Your Bargaining Committee (Union Negotiating Committee and the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council) thanks you for your continued support and solidarity.

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Access Facilitator/Case Aid Update #2

Dear Case Aides and Access Facilitators, working in the Department of Community Services, As you are aware, the Employer has reorganized your roles and responsibilities within the Department. Although we were not consulted, we did raise our objections to these changes, based on our conversations with the membership.We informed the employer we thought these changes […]

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