Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Bargaining Today, Resumes October 30

Scheduled talks concluded today, October 19, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4,5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

The 20-member Nursing Council is comprised of acute care nurses from NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE, and Unifor. The Council of Nursing Unions bargaining committee includes 11 members from NSNU, seven NSGEU, one from CUPE and one from Unifor.

The Council and the Employers have made significant progress in the last two months with some outstanding issues yet to be settled. With that in mind, the teams have agreed to meet again on October 30th.

Any issues that can not be resolved at the negotiating table will be sent to the independent, third-party mediator-arbitrator (William Kaplan) for a final and binding award. Mr. Kaplan has set aside November 19-22 for Nursing Bargaining Unit mediation/arbitration.

The Council of Nursing Unions is working hard to ensure that your best interests are represented. The team thanks you for your continued support of its members across the province and commits to keeping you informed via regular updates as bargaining progresses.

The following is a list of members and staff of the Nursing Council:
Janet Hazelton, NSNU
Janis Ritcey, NSNU
Laura Lee Sharpe, NSNU
Vivian Starkey, NSNU
Alaine Halliday, NSNU
Gerri Oakley, NSNU
Karen MacDonald, NSNU
Chris VanZoost, NSNU
Edson Castilho, NSNU
Geoff Bennett, NSNU
Jen Thiele, NSNU
Shawna Boudreau, NSGEU
Rochelle Ryan, NSGEU
Trish MacLean, NSGEU
Kerri McIsaac, NSGEU
Denise Meade Jones, NSGEU
Joanne Fairfax, NSGEU
Trina Mauger, NSGEU
Jim Laverie, CUPE
Shauna Wilcox, Unifor

Chris Albrecht, NSNU
Shawn Fuller, NSGEU

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