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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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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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Public Service Award/Long Service Award /Retirement Allowance At Risk! Premier McNeil targets the Public Service Award: Sends a Signal to Other Employers

In an interview on December 16, Premier McNeil announced he is targeting the Public Service Award for Civil Service employees in the next round of negotiations. Click on the following link to read the article:http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1258111-nova-scotia-premier-takes-aim-at-bonuses-for-exiting-civil-servants. In the same article, President Jessome defended the Award, and pointed out that Civil Service employees do not receive bonuses […]

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Civil Service Master Agreement has been signed today, Sept 3, 2013. Retroactive pay is expected either on October 3 or the following pay.

Dear Civil Service member, We are pleased to announce that the employer signed the Civil Service Master Agreement today, September 3, 2013. Today is the official signing date. We have been told by the employer that retro may be paid on the October 3, 2013 pay, otherwise it will likely be included on the following […]

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Civil Service Master Agreement – Retroactive Pay

Dear member, Recent discussions with the Public Service Commission representatives have indicated that retroactive pay and transitioning to the new pay scales negotiated in your recent collective agreement will possibly take place within six to eight weeks after signing of the collective agreement. We are hoping that the collective agreement will be signed within a […]

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Civil Service Tentative Agreement Ratified

 (NSGEU’s Union Negotiating Committee for the Civil Service) NSGEU members working for the Nova Scotia Civil Service ratified their tentative agreement this evening by 93.8%. The tentative agreement was reached between the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union and the Public Service Commission on July 9. “We are pleased to have a new agreement […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update – June 28/13

The Union Negotiating Committee (UNC) is pleased to advise that they have had an opportunity to review and respond to the employer’s most recent proposals. After some further improvements and language adjustments, the committee believes that the present offer is one that should be considered by the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council (BUNC) for a recommendation […]

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