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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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Office Closure

Dear members, Due to the severity of the storm we have experienced on Wednesday, March 18, I have made the decision to close the office until 12 noon on Thursday, March 19 out of concern for the safety of our staff and members. We will post an update on plans for reopening the office at […]

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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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Minister’s Musings Must Be Strongly Opposed – Vital Public Services at Risk

March 13/15- – The McNeil Liberal Government is preparing to deliver yet another blow to rural Nova Scotia by contracting out more jobs by privatizing the Nova Scotia Land Registry, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Registry of Joint Stock Companies.  The Minister of Service Nova Scotia announced on March 12 that the government […]

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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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There’s still time to apply for the NSGEU Member Bursaries

The Education Committee would like to advise that they are now accepting applications for the NSGEU Member Bursaries NSGEU believes in supporting members who are continuing their education. Every year, the union offers 14 member bursaries in March. They are awarded based on financial need at the discretion of the NSGEU Education Committee. Application Deadline: […]

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