Housing Authorities Consolidation Update

As you will recall, on March 6, the Labour Board denied the employer’s application to consolidate the bargaining units and maintained all existing bargaining rights for members and their respective unions.

The Board decision went on to direct the employer and impacted unions to meet and negotiate various outstanding issues, including inter-regional mobility, pay equity, standardized job descriptions and titles, and other substantive provisions that are likely to impact employees across regional boundaries.

Both the employer and unions have up to 12-months to resolve all remaining issues. If agreement can not be reached in 12-months than either side can apply to the Board for a new order.

The impacted unions have met and developed a letter of commitment on how each union will proceed with negotiations with the employer. This will ensure that all unions are working in solidarity when it comes to bargaining all outstanding provisions. This will prevent the employer from trying to leverage unions against each other and will ensure a better outcome for all members.

The next step is to meet with the employer. Bargaining dates have been scheduled for June 10, 11 and July 24 and 25.

Dustin Rioux, Employee Relations Officer will be the Lead Negotiator for NSGEU, with Lloyd Samson, ERO assisting.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dustin Rioux or Lloyd Samson at 902 424 4063 or inquiry@nsgeu.ca

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