Archive | Press Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: Clarification on Health Council Structure

Some media outlets have erroneously reported on a key aspect of the Health Council structure. The lead union for each of the four councils will not bring information back to each of the other participating unions for consideration. Rather, all unions representing workers in the respective sector (Nursing, Health Care, Administrative Professionals and Support Services) […]

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Clerical Officially Awarded to NSGEU Local 23

Arbitrator James Dorsey today issued an order officially naming NSGEU Local 23 the bargaining agent for all employees in the new clerical bargaining unit. This morning, the NSGEU completed the necessary documentation to formalize the transfer of jurisdiction process, as outlined in Mr. Dorsey’s decision of February 19th. He states: “Therefore, I hereby order: ‘Effective […]

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2015 Education Action Plan and Government Media Release

Dear School Board and Stock Transportation Members: On January 29, 2015, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education released her Action Plan for Education. This follows the release of the final report of the Minister’s Panel on Education on October 30, 2014. For your information, you can click here to view and download a […]

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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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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Thrilled With Supreme Court Decision on Workers’ Right to Strike

Today, the Canadian labour movement is celebrating yet another win for workers, as the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the right to strike is protected in the constitution. “This is a historic decision which recognizes that the right of workers to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” says […]

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NSGEU Press Release – NSAC

NSGEU Local 92, NSAC/Dalhousie University, Votes to Strike Truro – Members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 92, at the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike to back their bargaining demands. Votes were counted today and 81 percent of those who voted, voted […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Nova Scotia healthcare unions meet, commit to having lawyers work together on Dorsey decision

(Halifax) – The four unions affected by Bill 1 met Tuesday afternoon (January 20) and have directed their legal teams to begin the process of looking at the Dorsey arbitration ruling, with a goal of getting the best outcomes for the 24,000 health care members affected by the bill. The unions have also agreed that […]

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