Local 55 – Workers Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

After five days of negotiations, your bargaining committee is very pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement with your employer and are recommending acceptance of this agreement.

We are now in the process of creating a detailed ratification document, scheduling information sessions, and coordinating a ratification vote. The detailed ratification document will be sent to you prior to the information sessions and ratification vote.

Here are the Highlights your tentative agreement includes:

  • 3 year Agreement with no concessions; Effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
  • Wage Pattern to match Civil Service
    • January 1, 2021 – 1.5%
    • January 1, 2022 – 1.5%
    • January 1, 2023 – 3.0%
    • December 31, 2023- 0.5%
  • Holiday Improvements – Heritage Day & Truth and Recognition Day added to list of general Holidays
  • Health Spending Account to increase to $1000 effective January 1, 2023
  • Standby compensation to be increase to $20 & $40 effective December 31, 2023
  • Transportation compensation – match Civil Service compensation
  • Employer to maintain Flexible Workplace Policy.
  • Gender Neutral, Gender Expression & Respectful Workplace language added
  • Diversity and Inclusion language added
  • Job Posting & Staffing process improvements
  • Anniversary Date language added.
  • Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption Leave Language Updated.
  • Resolution of Policy and Individual Grievances re: Anniversary Date, Date of Salary Increment, Classifications, & Illness during Vacation

Your bargaining committee thanks you for your support and solidarity during this round of negotiation.

If you have any other questions, 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:

Brian Dimmer. bdimmer@eastlink.ca

Wally Hines, wallacehines@bellaliant.net

Lee Shea, jklshea@gmail.com

Kathy Cormier, Gillianshay@gmail.com

Chief Negotiator Lloyd Samson, LSamson@nsgeu.ca

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