Your bargaining committee went to the table on February 24 hoping the employer was prepared to meet our demand for parity with workers who do the same job in a hospital setting. Unfortunately, the employer tabled the very same offer with a deadline of midnight for you to accept their offer or it would be removed from the table.
At an emergency meeting and vote following the employers offer, you have overwhelmingly rejected the employers offer.
The conciliator will file his report with the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education on March 3rd.
Once the conciliator has filed his report, a 14-day countdown is triggered, after which a legal strike can be held. The 14-day period is also called a “cooling off period” for both sides.
Often the conciliator will call both sides back to the table during these 14 days in a continued effort to reach an agreement. Every effort is made by your Bargaining Committee to reach a tentative agreement before taking legal strike action.
We must also give the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education a 48 hour notice of our intention to exercise our right to strike.
The bargaining committee would like to thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions about the bargaining process or next steps, please contact the NSGEU (email@example.com, or 902-424-4063, or 1-877-556-7438) or a member of your bargaining committee.
Lucille Fougere firstname.lastname@example.org
Muriel Gorman Phone 232-2048
Martha MacIntyre Phone 863-3901
Darlene Mattie email@example.com
Donnie MacNeil, Chief Negotiator