As a result of the government’s passage of Bill 148, and after meeting with and speaking to thousands of Civil Service members over the past weeks, your bargaining committee has decided to change their earlier recommendation to the membership: they are now recommending the membership REJECT the government’s final offer.
Your Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee (BUNC) voted this afternoon: 96% in favour of recommending rejection.
The membership has made it clear to us: you want to have the opportunity to fairly negotiate with your employer, have your issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to you by the Liberal government. You want us to go back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair collective agreement you can support.
As a result, we will be holding a vote in the coming weeks.
We will be hosting two telephone town hall meetings on Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th at 7 p.m., where we will discuss the vote, next steps and answer any questions you may have.
Participating in a telephone town hall meeting is easy. We will call you between 7:00 and 7:05 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. During the call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. The meeting call will last about 90 minutes, but you can leave at any time simply by hanging up. If you do not think we have a current phone number for you on file, please contact us by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) to update your contact information.
Please make every effort to participate in one of the calls.