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
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