A few weeks ago, bargaining representatives for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre filed a complaint against the four Union Councils representing almost 26,000 health care workers in the province (NSGEU, NSNU, Unifor and CUPE). This complaint alleges that the four new union negotiating councils (Health Care, Nursing, Administrative Professional, and Support Services) which were created as a result of the Health Authorities Act have failed to start bargaining.
The unions’ representatives have been working diligently to get to the bargaining table since last year: they have met more than 50 times, and have more meetings scheduled to prepare for bargaining.
Today, our legal counsel (representing all four unions) filed a response to the employers’ Failure to Bargain complaint.
You can read the response online here: http://nsgeu.ca/filemanager/pdf/UnionResponse.PDF