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NSGEU

May 25, 2018

What is new under this agreement is that any issues that can not be resolved at the negotiating table will be sent to an independent third-party mediator-arbitrator for a final and binding award.

May 8, 2018

 "At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

May 1, 2018

If ratified, the agreement provides a mediation-arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for bargaining committees for health care, nursing, support services, and administrative professionals.

April 30, 2018

This decision is likely to set a precedent for other bargaining units affected by essential services legislation.

April 27, 2018

"This is not an isolated incident, nurses and health care workers are telling us that the lack of staff and broken equipment is an issue in hospitals and health care facilities across the entire province." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

April 24, 2018

"NSGEU/NUPGE members should be very proud of what they've achieved. Their dedication and commitment has made a huge difference in the lives of working people and made Nova Scotia a better place to live" — Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees.

April 11, 2018

“Banning paid blood donations across the country is the right thing to do. We are calling on the federal health minister to take action. We support provincial campaigns for legislation but recognize they are needed only because of continuing federal inaction” – Larry Brown, President of NUPGE

April 3, 2018

Halifax (03 April 2018) — On March 29, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if a worker or a worker's child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence. 

March 27, 2018

The Council of Unions wants to send a message to the employers and government to take collective bargaining, and the Council's proposals seriously and work with the Council to get a deal done.

March 22, 2018

The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.