Local 267 – Nova Scotia Community College: Amendment to Collective Agreement

We are writing to the Local 267 membership today to advise of an upcoming change to the collective agreement between NSGEU and NSCC. The parties have agreed to an amendment on Article 14: Workplace Diversity.

Currently, the College can designate up to seven (7) competitions for vacant positions each year and the communities identified are listed in Article 14.1(b). The upcoming change to the collective agreement will not see an increase to the number of designated positions. There will be an increase in the communities that may be designated in the up to seven (7) competitions.

Please see below for the new language for Article 14.1(b). The bolded text reflects the new language to be included.


Article 14: Workplace Diversity


14.1 The parties agree to promote workplace diversity and shall, where appropriate, work together to:

(a) facilitate the implementation of employment systems, policies and practices that are inclusive and non-discriminatory in nature and effect and which are consistent with the terms and conditions of this Collective Agreement; and

(b) facilitate the collection and analysis of data on the current representation and distribution of Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous/Aboriginal people, African/Black-Nova Scotians and other members of racially visible groups, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression and women.

Designated Competitions to Encourage Diverse Applicants

14.2 (a) Notwithstanding Article 15: Appointment and Termination of Employment, during each fiscal year (April 1 – March 31) the College may designate up to seven (7) competitions for vacant positions in the bargaining unit for members of diverse groups identified in clause (b).

(b) The College shall advise the Union prior to posting a designated competition.

Our parties are committed to recognizing and eliminating historical and current inequities experienced by certain groups in relation to employment. This change is a coordinated effort to highlight and advance the work on Equity and Inclusion.

We will communicate further once this change has taken effect.

If you have any other questions, please contact the NSGEU by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) or emailing inquiry@nsgeu.ca.

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