Local 78B- Autobus Transco Inc. (Formally National Transportation Services) Filing for Conciliation

The Union has had two days of negotiations with your Employer. On our last day, January 16, 2024, your bargaining committee provided the employer with its monetary package. Most of the nonmonetary proposals had been concluded. In return, your employer provided your bargaining committee with a final offer. Your bargaining committee felt this offer was not good enough for the members and unanimously rejected the Employer’s final offer. As such, your Union will now 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. Regardless of the outcome at conciliation, we will bring the local together and vote on any final offer before a strike is considered.

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

Ted Haight, seaworthyted@gmail.com
Roxanne Petrossie, roxannepetrossi@gmail.com
Janet Brine, presvac@hotmail.com
Linda Oakey, lindaoakey@hotmail.com

Negotiator Dustin Rioux (NSGEU), drioux@nsgeu.ca

Related Articles

Start typing and press Enter to search