Local 179 – Saint Mary’s University Bargaining Update: Conciliation Date Scheduled

As you are aware, your Union applied for the help of conciliation services through the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. A Conciliator has since been appointed and the parties have agreed to July 18th, 2023, for conciliation

What is Conciliation? Conciliation is a requirement under the Nova Scotia Trade Union Act that takes place when regular negotiations fail to reach 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 will keep you updated as we move through this process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your bargaining committee:

Shannon Rhode, vicepresidentlocal179@gmail.com

Ian Mayfield, imayfield@hotmail.com

Liliane Bassil, lbassil961@gmail.com

Dawn Delaney, graydawn25@gmail.com

Lead Negotiator: Dustin Rioux, drioux@nsgeu.ca

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