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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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NSGEU wins grievance re: pay denied to nurses on approved leave during strike

Today, the NSGEU received a copy of an arbitrator’s decision on a policy grievance we had filed as a result of the Employer denying payment to a number of members that were on approved leave during the strike in April. A total of 19 nurses directly affected, who were on short-term illness/maternity leave/educational leave and […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Government Regulation on Nursing Unit Unconstitutional

Government has passed a regulation that is unconstitutional and gives a minority union the right to represent the nursing bargaining unit at the newly established Provincial Health Authority. The government has done this just two weeks after the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that freedom of association under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects […]

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Stories and messages of solidarity and opposition to Bill 37 from the picket line today, April 3, 2014

President Jessome addresses the crowd of NSGEU Local 97 nurses who are on a legal strike along with their supporters from the labour movement in Nova Scotia including CUPE, UNIFOR, NSNU, PSAC, IAMAW, CUPW and others. Canadian Labour Congress President, Ken Georgetti. Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President, Rick Clarke. Passage of Bill 37 was […]

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Local 97 – CDHA Nurses, Essential Services Legislation Introduced

We are very disappointed to report that your employer has refused to negotiate on the key issues of patient safety, scheduling and sick call replacement, despite the fact we tabled a significantly altered proposal regarding safe staffing levels. Now, the Liberal government has introduced essential services legislation, which effectively takes away the right to strike for […]

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Local 97 Strike Q&A

HOW A STRIKE WILL WORK:   Q. Will we strike legally, or illegally? There is a 14-day countdown to a legal strike, as per the Labour Board. We are in the midst of this countdown period, and will be in a legal strike position as of April 3rd, provided we file 48-hour notice to the […]

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