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Information on Health Councils

NSGEU and three other unions (CUPE, Unifor and NSNU) who represent workers in the acute care sector in Nova Scotia reached an agreement on March 13 with the Government to form a Council of Unions for the purposes of negotiating collective agreements for healthcare workers. Those unions represent 24,500 healthcare workers in the province. For […]

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Cancelled due to weather – A Celebration of Porters Lake Provincial Park – Sunday, March 22, 2015 at noon

Cancelled due to expected weather: The Friends of Porters Lake Provincial Park are holding “A Celebration of Porters Lake Provincial Park” and we are encouraging all members to attend if you are able: Place: Porter’s Lake Community Centre Trunk 7, Porters Lake  Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 Time: 12 – 1pm You may have heard […]

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Rally in Support of Whycocomagh Park Staff – Whycocomagh Fire Hall – Saturday, March 21, 11-1pm

You may have heard about the devastating cuts the provincial government has made to provincial park and visitor information centre staff with cuts to 58 seasonal positions across the province along with the closure of two Visitor Information Centres. They plan to replace staff with machines. NSGEU members and the public have been speaking up […]

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NSGEU to Maintain All Members Under New Health Council Structure

An agreement reached today with the province will ensure every single NSGEU acute health care member will stay with the NSGEU. This deal is a critical victory for labour in the province and for NSGEU members who have fought so hard the last year to keep their right to choose their union. Today’s agreement affects […]

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Local 71 – CCRSB – Outcome of Grievance Arbitrations

Local 71 – Chignecto Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) Outcome of Grievance Arbitrations As you may be aware, the NSGEU recently took four CCRSB Library related grievances to arbitration. The hearings were held on December 3rd and 4th, 2014. There were three policy grievances and one individual grievance. Please find below, a brief summary as well […]

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Cuts to Tourism and Parks Represent a Major Step Backwards

Province-wide – The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) is upset with the recently announced plans by the McNeil government to close two Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Pictou and Digby, and to switch seven campgrounds to so-called “self service” registration arrangements. “In our view, these cuts unfairly target rural communities in Oakfield, […]

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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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Canadians urge federal government to take a meaningful international stand on the right to strike

Canadians from coast to coast are calling on the federal government to seize a unique opportunity next month to take a meaningful stand at the United Nations for a measure that would reduce income inequality and help spread stability and prosperity in our own communities and around the world. This dramatic opportunity centres around a […]

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