Local 53 – Halifax Regional Centre for Education Bargaining Update: Filing for Conciliation

Your bargaining committee regrets to announce that despite their best efforts they have been unable to reach an agreement with your employer. Committee members have been at the bargaining table with your employer since April 13, 2023, and have finally declared an impasse. As such, we will be applying for the help of conciliation services through the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

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.

Once we have dates confirmed with the Conciliator, NSGEU will send out another update.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your bargaining committee:

Rachael Knight – rachaelknight66@yahoo.com

Rosalind Curran – rozzi.curran@gmail.com

Kimberly Gariepy – kagcan@hotmail.com

Tanya Jordan – macshiurtain@gmail.com

Chief Negotiator Shawn Johnson – sjohnson@nsgeu.ca

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