Local 38 – Northwood Homecare Inc (Office Employees & Schedulers) Conciliation Update

Dear members,

Your bargaining committee previously held Conciliation on Thursday, June 9th and on Wednesday, July 20th. While some progress was made during these meetings, there are some key items that remain outstanding. As a result, we have agreed to schedule a third Conciliation date for September 2022. The Conciliation Officer assigned by the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education is Rick Rose.

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 are committed to reaching a tentative agreement that your bargaining committee can recommend to you for acceptance. Please keep an eye on your email for further updates. Your bargaining committee appreciates your patience and support throughout this process.

During this time, the union has requested the employer’s Essential Services Plan and it will be reviewed.

If you have any other 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:

Jodi Newland – jnewland@nwood.ns.ca

David Watts – davidwatts@eastlink.ca

Tammy Young, Chief Negotiator – tyoung@nsgeu.ca

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