Local 20 – NS Hearing & Speech Centres Update on Conciliation

Your bargaining committee met with your employer and conciliator as scheduled on Wednesday, May 17th. While progress was made during that meeting, the parties amicably decided we need another day of conciliation.

We are now working on finding a second day of conciliation, hopefully in June, but possibly July. We will update you again once a second date has been scheduled.

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.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of your bargaining committee or the NSGEU by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing inquiry@nsgeu.ca.

Bargaining Committee:

Sheila Fortier – sheila.fortier@iwk.nshealth.ca

Hannah Ross-MacNeil – hannah.ross-macneil@nshealth.ca

Krista Wilson – krista.wilson@nshealth.ca

Lead Negotiator Brandon Rose – BRose@nsgeu.ca

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