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 .

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.

You can access any information you are seeking directly from the Table of Contents.  Simply click on the entry or page number to go to the desired page.

NSTU Guidebook

2019-2021 Edition  

NSTU Operational Procedures

June 2021 Edition:  PDF Format


Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - June 2021

  • OP 4  Committees – H. Nominating Committee (mandate updated)
  • OP 31 Labour Liaison - removed
  • NEW OP 33 - NSTU Delegation to the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Biennial Convention

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - April 2021

  • OP 3  Committees of the NSTU – General Terms of Reference
  • OP 4  Committees – Standing Committees of the Provincial Executive
  • OP 9  Expense Guidelines
  • OP 13  Professional Associations (Also new Appendix C)
  • OP 24  Awards, Fellowships and Grants
  • OP 25  In-Service Education
  • OP 26  John Huntley Memorial Internship Program
  • OP 27  Professional Development Support Services
  • OP 29  Benevolent Fund

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - January 2021

  • Operational Procedure 19 - J – removed
  • Operational Procedure 20  – added new F.
  • Added new 23 - Strike by Non-NSTU Educational Workers, Guidelines for NSTU Members – renumbered remaining OPs

Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - December 2020

  • Operational Procedure 3
  • Operational Procedure 4. D.
    • Operational Procedure 4. I.
    • Operational Procedure 6
    • Operational Procedure 21

    A revision was made to the following Operational Procedure - November 2020

    • Section 8 Election Procedures

    A revision was made to the following Operational Procedure - June 2020

    • Appendix A - Article IV

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - February 2020

    • Operational Procedure 8.
    • Operation Procedure 10
    • Operational Procedure 15
    • Operational Procedure 28

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - January 2020

    • Operational Procedure 13. C (v)

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures - November 2019

    • Operational Procedure 3. F.
    • Operational Procedure 4. I.
    • Operational Procedure 4. O.
    • Operational Procedure 17
    • Operational Procedure 25

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – October 2019

    • Operational Procedure 7 – Conflict of Interest
    • Operational Procedure 11 – Policy Procedures
    • Operational Procedure 16 – Resolutions Procedures
    • Operational Procedure 21 – Negotiations
    • Operational Procedure 36 – Services to Francophone Members

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – May 2019

    • Operational Procedure 1. E. II deleted
    • Operational Procedures 3, 4, 5 & 6 amended by substitution
    • Operational Procedure 12. B. deleted
    • Operational Procedure 14. F. I. amended
    • Operational Procedure 14. G. amended
    • Operational Procedure 14. M. amended by substitution
    • Operational Procedure 23. amended
    • Operational Procedure 26. A. I. amended
    • Operational Procedure 34. B. deleted

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – April 2019

    • Operational Procedure 11. Official Spokesperson. Deleted
    • Operational Procedure 12. President's Benefits. Amended
    • Operational Procedure 14. Provincial Executive. Amended
    • Operational Procedure 25. "Each One Reach One" Campaign. Deleted
    • Appendices A, B & F. Deleted
    • Renumbering of affected sections as required.

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – January 2019

    • Operational Procedure 1. Reordered
    • Operational Procedure 4. Amended
    • Operational Procedure 20. Replaced
    • Operational Procedure 21. Replaced
    • Operational Procedure 23. Deleted sections H and I

    Revisions were made to the following Operational Procedures – December 2018

    • Operational Procedure 4. NSTU Committees (ix) Pension Committee
    • Operational Procedure 6. Community College System
    • Operational Procedure 22. Negotiatins

    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