News releases from Labour Relations

New Health-Care Agreement

Premier's Office / Labour Relations

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions have a new collective agreement for health-care workers.

Expert Panel to Make Recommendations on Teachers’ Pension Plan

Finance and Treasury Board / Labour Relations

The province and Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) have appointed an independent three-person expert panel to recommend ways to protect and strengthen the Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Government Ensures Equal Pay for all Public Sector LPNs

Labour Relations / Health and Wellness

Government will fund public sector employers in health authorities, long-term care, disability support programs and home care to pay all their licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at the same rate.

Crown Attorneys’ Labour Relations Act

Labour Relations

Legislation introduced today, Oct. 16, amends the process for Crown attorneys to negotiate terms and conditions of their employment by giving them the right to strike.

Arbitration Decision, Statement from Minister

Labour Relations

We welcome the arbitrator’s decision. It maintains our wage pattern, with a seven per cent wage increase over six years and provides the option for early payout of the public service award. This is in line with other recent settlements, including all other civil service employees.

Health Care Council of Unions Ratifies Mediation-Arbitration Agreement

Labour Relations

The members of the four unions that make up the Health Care Council of Unions have ratified an agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre to accept a final and binding mediation-arbitration process to resolve outstanding issues not addressed through collective bargaining.

Parties Agree to Mediation-Arbitration to Settle Health Care Agreements

Labour Relations

The Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Health Centre and Province of Nova Scotia have reached an agreement in principle with the Council of Unions to create a mediation-arbitration process to resolve any outstanding issues following collective bargaining.

Arbitration Decision, Statement from Minister

Labour Relations

The following is a statement from Mark Furey, Minister of Labour Relations, following today’s arbitration decision regarding the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). The decision can be found here:

Government to Broaden Review of Public Services Sustainability Act

Labour Relations

Government is referring more sections of the Public Services Sustainability Act to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for review, including sections that deal with the Public Service Award.

Government Proclaims Public Services Sustainability Act

Labour Relations

Government has proclaimed the Public Services Sustainability Act, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Aug. 22.