Eastern Labour School 2018

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Eastern Labour School 2018

The 2018 Eastern Labour School will be held at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, from Monday, June 4th to Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. Those wishing to attend should consult their local executive regarding sponsorship or apply directly to the NSNU for a sponsored seat at the event.

Dates and Deadlines

Provincially Sponsored Draws: First-Time Attendee and 35 & Under
March 16

If you are a first-time attendee or age 35 and under, you can apply for one or both of these draws (if you meet the criteria). The online Expression of Interest form for these categories will be open on MyNSNU until March 16. Draw winners will be randomly chosen following the March 16 deadline and winners will be notified shortly thereafter. 

First-Time Attendee and 35 & Under - Expression of Interest Form

Please note: you will need your MyNSNU Login information to enter this draw. Please contact NSNU.Office@nsnu.ca or 1-800/902-468-1474 if you require your credentials. 

Glenna S. Rowsell Scholarship
Deadline: March 16  

Funds have been set aside in the NSNU members’ education budget for a scholarship in memory of Glenna S. Rowsell. The Union will choose one member via blind selection to attend Eastern Labour School. The successful recipient of this scholarship will have all pre-determined expenses covered to attend the 2018 Eastern Labour School.  This will include meals, travel, salary replacement and the banquet. 

The deadline to submit this scholarship application is March 16. The successful candidate will be notified shortly thereafter, as will the unsuccessful applicants.

Download the Glenna S. Rowsell Scholarship Application Form

Deadline: April 30

The registration form will be available on MyNSNU beginning March 26th, and will remain live until the registration deadline, April 30th. Most fields on the registration form are mandatory. In order to receive confirmation of your registration, you must enter a valid email address. If you require your MyNSNU login information or assistance with online registration, please contact nsnu.ca or call the Union office at 1-800/902-469-1474.


Fundamental courses are recommended for first time attendees. You will participate in one of the four Fundamentals offered over the course of the event. Members who attend the 90-minute courses will participate in five courses in total (three on June 5, two on June 6). When completing your registration form, please rank your course choice in order of preference. Members applying for a course may not receive their first choice. Classes fill up quickly, so please register as early as possible, bearing in mind that PEINU, NBNU and RNUNL members will be registering for the event as well.

Course descriptions will be available on MyNSNU when ELS registration is launched.

Fundamentals (1.5 days)

  • General Labour Relations
  • Les relations de travail (course in French)
  • Grievance and Arbitration
  • The Legal Realities of Nursing

90-minute courses (5 sessions over 1.5 days)

  • Social Media
  • Respectful Workplaces
  • Effective Communications
  • Nursing and Addiction
  • Workplace Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Facing Management Effectively
  • Nursing and Technology
  • Workload and Professional Practice