NSTU Guidebook & Operational Procedures

The NSTU Constitution and Policy can only be amended by Council Resolution while the Operational Procedures may be amended at any time throughout the year by the Provincial Executive.  For this reason:

Only the Constitution and Policy (NSTU Guidebook) are produced in a printed format.
The Operational Procedures are available in electronic format only .

The 2018-2019 edition of the NSTU Guidebook has been distributed.  As per Provincial Executive motion, the NSTU Guidebook contains only the NSTU Constitution and Policy.  The Operational Procedures are contained in a separate document which is only available electronically.

Both documents are available in PDF or Page Flip Digital format.  You can access any information you are seeking directly from the Table of Contents in either format.  Simply click on the entry or page number to go to the desired page.

NSTU Guidebook

2018-2019 Edition:  Page Flip Digital Format / PDF Format

NSTU Operational Procedures

October 2018 Edition:  Page Flip Digital Format / PDF Format

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – October 2018

  • Operational Procedure 4. NSTU Committees (ix) Pension Committee
  • Operational Procedure 15. Provincial Executive
    • Added (g) (i) Unceded Territory Recognition

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – September 2018

  • Operational Procedure 4. NSTU Committees
    • Removed Public Affairs / Public Relations Committee
    • Added Political Action Committee
    • Added Public Relations Committee
  • Operational Procedure 10. NSTU Locals – Replaced
  • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiations (A) Procedures for Provincial Negotiations (i) The Provincial Economic Welfare Committee - amended

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – April 2018

  • Operational Procedure 3. Terms of Reference
  • Operational Procedure 4. Standing Committees
  • Operational Procedure 10 (k). Finances

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – February 2018

  • Operational Procedure 8. Election Procedures
  • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiations

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – January 2018

  • Operational Procedure 8. Election Procedures
  • Appendix C: Local Constitution

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – October 2017

  • Operational Procedure 4. (xiv) Substitute Teacher Committee b. Composition
  • Operational Procedure 13. President's Benefits
  • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiations (A) Procedures for Provincial Negotiations (v) The Provincial Negotiating Team (b)

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – July 2017

  • Operational Procedure 1. Annual Council Procedures, added a new (o) and (p)
  • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiations, (A) (i) b. iv. A. deleted regional representation
  • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiations, (A) (i) deleted e.

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – April 2017

  •  Operational Procedure 30. Benevolent Fund (b) amended by deleting $6,000 and replacing with $10,000

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – March 2017:

  • Operational Procedure 1. Annual Council Procedures, added a new (h)
    (h) The chair or designate during the opening session of Annual Council will read the statement: “We would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on unceded Mi’kmaq territory. We are all privileged to be together in Mi’kmak’i. We are all treaty people and we would like to acknowledge this relationship. Many thanks to all for being here.”

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – December 2016:

  • Operational Procedure 20. Dispute Resolution, (c) Strike Procedures - Revised

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – September 2016:

  • Operational Procedure 4. NSTU Committees, (xvi) Technology Committee added:
    ix.to participate as required in the NSTU Policy Review process by providing recommendations for the Provincial Executive’s consideration