Your Bargaining Committee and your Employer reached an impasse on March 19th.
The Union is filing for conciliation today, March 27th.
While we have reached agreement on many articles, we still have some key issues that have not been addressed, such as improvements in pay provisions, overtime, vacation, sick leave, group benefits, casual inclusion, and wages.
The Employer has proposed concessions this round of negotiations.
Your Bargaining Committee is not prepared to agree to concessions and with your support is committed to reaching a fair tentative agreement that they can recommend to you.
What is Conciliation?
Conciliation is provided under the Nova Scotia Trade Union Act. It takes place when regular negotiations fail to bring about an agreement. Either party may apply to the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education requesting the services of a Conciliation Officer. The Conciliation Officer does not have the power to impose a settlement on either party. Instead, their role is to mediate between the parties and help them reach an agreement. We are committed to reaching a tentative agreement that your Bargaining Committee can recommend to you.
What can happen at Conciliation?
The union and employer will either reach a tentative agreement or, if they do not, the Conciliator will determine that an agreement will not be reached and will file a report with the Minister of Labour & Advanced Education. If a tentative agreement is reached, we will arrange information sessions where members can pose questions and vote on the tentative agreement. If an impasse is declared, we will arrange information sessions where members can vote on the Employers’ final offer.
If you have any questions about the bargaining process or the steps to come, please contact a member of your Bargaining Committee or the NSGEU at 424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kelly Abi-Daoud email@example.com
Michelle Cormier Mcormier20@gmail.com
Kelly Murphy Kelmurphy30@gmail.com
Dave Lawrence, Chief Negotiator
424-4063 or 1-877-556-7438