Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Face-To-Face Bargaining
Scheduled talks concluded October 30, 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, 18,19 and 30.
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 made significant progress in the last two months with some outstanding issues yet to be settled.
Issues that have not been resolved at the negotiating table will now 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 continues to work hard to ensure your best interests are represented. The team thanks you for your continued support and commits to keeping you informed about the process.
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
March 29, 2023
Local 45 – Université Sainte-Anne Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Ratified
The local has voted 92.5 per cent in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement negotiated with the employer. The bargaining...
March 28, 2023
Health Administrative Professionals Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update: Conciliation
As you are aware, talks at the bargaining table for the Administrative Professional bargaining unit broke off on January 19th,...
March 16, 2023
Locals 99-Dalhousie Support & 92-99-Agricultural Campus Support Bargaining Update – Please attend next Local meeting on March 23, 2023
Your bargaining committee tabled your bargaining proposals on February 21, 2023. Please contact NSGEU for a copy of the proposals....
March 14, 2023
Local 20 – Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Bargaining Update: Vote Results
Your Local’s vote to accept or reject your employer’s final offer concluded today at 4:00 p.m. with 94 per cent...
March 10, 2023
Local 86 – Mountain Lea Lodge Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Ratified
The local has voted 90 per cent in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement negotiated with the employer. The bargaining...
March 10, 2023
Local 42 – CBS Operations & Support Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached. Information Session/Ratification Vote Scheduled
After Bargaining on March 7, 8 and 9, 2023, your bargaining committee is pleased to announce they have reached a...
March 3, 2023
Local 77 – Dalhousie University & Local 92-77 – Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Negotiations Continue
Contract negotiations between the employer and the union have been going well. We met on on February 23 and 24...
March 1, 2023
Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions: Bargaining Update
The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions, Nova Scotia Health (NSH), the IWK and the Nova Scotia Department of Health...
February 27, 2023
Local 86 – Mountain Lea Lodge Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached, Ratification Vote Scheduled
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce they have reached a tentative agreement with your employer. An information and ratification...