Dear members of Local 71,
After 12 days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. The Union is seeking a strike mandate from you, the members, prior to going into conciliation. We need a strike vote from all of Local 71 to reach a fair agreement.
Your employer, the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education, has approached this round of bargaining by proposing numerous take aways from your Collective Agreement. With the hard work of your Bargaining Committee, we have convinced your employer to remove some, but there are still major concessions your employer has not moved on.
In addition, they have refused to consider what your Bargaining Committee deems to be vital Union proposals.
Your Bargaining Committee is seeking a strike vote to help get these concessions off the table at the CCRCE and to help us to make further improvements to your Collective Agreement.
This information package was prepared to answer your questions and to provide information on the voting process. Please share information, talk to your co-workers and vote!
A strong strike vote is the only way to conclude a fair collective agreement on your behalf.We are holding a Telephone Town Hall in order to discuss conciliation and why we need your strike vote before going into conciliation.
The call will take place:
Date: Monday, June 25
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Your Bargaining Committee including Chief Negotiator/ERO Nicole McKim and Jason MacLean will be on the call to answer any questions you may have.
For more information click here for the Local 71 Strike Vote Information PackagePlease take some time to review it in advance of the Town Hall so your Bargaining Committee may answer any questions you may have.
If you have a question or wish to make a comment at any time during the call please dial *3. After speaking to an operator, you will be put in a queue where you will be able to ask your question or make a comment live. The meeting call will last about 60 minutes, but you can leave at any time simply by hanging up.
You should receive an advance call reminding you of the Town Hall a few days before. If you do not receive this call, or if you are unsure if we have an up-to-date phone number for you, please contact us by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Strike Vote
We have scheduled an electronic strike vote to begin on Tuesday, June 26 at 9 a.m. It will continue until Thursday, June 28 at 5 pm
You will receive your voter information by email, so please ensure your email contact information is up to date.
You should receive an email on the morning of Tuesday, June 26 with a PIN which will allow you to vote on-line or by phone.
If you do not receive an email by noon on Tuesday, June 26th, please check your junk mail folder and look for emails from email@example.com or contact the NSGEU and we will be able to assist you.
Please make every effort to attend the Telephone Town Hall and participate in the electronic strike vote. Feel free to help spread the word among your co-workers.