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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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 […]
WHAT: NSGEU President Joan Jessome will make an official statement to members of the media regarding arbitrator James Dorsey’s written decision on Bill 1. WHEN: Monday, January 19th, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: NSGEU office (255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth) -30- The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide […]
NSGEU President Joan Jessome says today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision on the RCMP’s right to unionize makes it clear that the provincial government’s Bill 1 breaches the constitutional rights of 24,000 health care workers. “This is a landmark decision for unions across the country,” says Jessome. “Here in Nova Scotia, this ruling makes clear […]
The government has sent out the following press release: Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine has extended the deadline for arbitration under the Health Authorities Act to Monday, Jan. 19, at the request of arbitrator James Dorsey. No further hearing dates are currently scheduled. Government will make the decision public when it is received.
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