NSGEU members working for the Nova Scotia Civil Service ratified their tentative agreement this evening by 93.8%.
The tentative agreement was reached between the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union and the Public Service Commission on July 9.
“We are pleased to have a new agreement for the over 8,000 women and men who provide valuable public services to Nova Scotians throughout the province,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & Employees Union (NSGEU). “We want to thank the bargaining committee for all of their hard work reaching this agreement.”
The new agreement will run from April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2015 and includes a wage increase of 2% as of April 1, 2012, 2.5% on April 1, 2013, and 3% on April 1, 2014.
Members who work in the civil service include: administrative professionals, forest technicians, geologists, child-protection workers, food inspectors, fisheries technicians, accountants, planners, clerks, architects, youth workers, tourism workers, archives and museum staff, correctional officers, fisheries and agricultural technicians, vehicle-compliance officers, and many more.