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Union Matters: Domestic Violence Leave

On this week’s podcast, we speak with NSGEU Employee Relations Officer Gina Boyd about the issue of domestic violence leave in Nova Scotia. This spring, the provincial government introduced legislation that includes a provision for up to ten intermittent days of unpaid leave to allow victims of domestic abuse to seek out services and supports. […]

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

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 recovery process. The leave will also be […]

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STATEMENT: NSGEU Stands With Teachers As Liberals Lock Children Out of Schools

Saturday, December 3, 2016 We have just learned that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is continuing its unjust crusade against public sector workers in this province, introducing yet another piece of legislation designed to undermine the collective bargaining process and force government’s will upon public sector workers. This is the sixth time Premier McNeil has proven […]

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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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Bill 108 passes: NSGEU challenging exclusions in new Department of Business

Bill 108 – Financial Measures Act The Liberal government tabled Bill 108, the Financial Measures (2015) Act on April 27. This Bill puts into law many of the changes government announced in the Provincial Budget, including the elimination of the Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (ERDT). It also creates the new Department […]

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National Union says ‘Arbitrator Dorsey’s decision is “A strong defence of labour rights”’

The following is a copy of a news release issued by the National Union of Public & General Employees on January 20th. Ottawa (20 Jan. 2015) – Arbitrator James Dorsey’s interim decision on the restructuring of health care unions in Nova Scotia is best described as a “strong defence of labour rights,” according to James Clancy, National […]

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