Tag Archives | Bill 1

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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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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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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Dorsey Decision Q&A

Q. Please clarify: which members will be staying with NSGEU? As it stands right now, government is saying NSGEU will represent only workers who fall under the Health Care grouping. However, in arbitrator James Dorsey’s decision issued on Friday, February 20th, it is very clear that NSGEU will continue to represent both Health Care and […]

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Health Care Workers’ Emergency Meetings

We are holding a series of emergency meetings for all members of Local 19 (Support Services), Local 42 (Health Care), Local 22 (Health Care at the IWK), Local 23 (Administrative Professionals at the IWK), Local 97 (Nursing) and Local 246 (Administrative Professionals at Capital Health) affected by Bill 1 tomorrow (Monday, February 23rd) and Tuesday, […]

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Arbitration Decision

Dear member, We received arbitrator James Dorsey’s decision on the labour representation portion of Bill 1 (the Health Authorities Act). That decision, which can be found here (http://nsgeu.ca/filemanager/pdf/DorseyFinalDecision.pdf) has determined that the NSGEU will serve as the bargaining agent for both Clerical and Health Care workers. Additionally, Mr. Dorsey has not assigned the Support Services […]

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Clerical/Administrative Professional Vote Results

Good afternoon, The vote to create a single NSGEU administrative professional bargaining unit which would represent all clerical and administrative professional members working in the District Health Authorities and the IWK concluded at 5 p.m. today. An overwhelming majority – 95 per cent – voted in favour of the NSGEU consolidating all Clerical & Administrative […]

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Arbitrator’s Decision To Be Released Friday

Good afternoon, This Friday (February 20th), arbitrator James Dorsey will release his decision on the labour component of the Health Authorities Act (also known as Bill 1). Part of that decision will be Mr. Dorsey’s determination of which health care unions will represent each of the groupings of workers (Nursing, Clerical, Support Services, and Health […]

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