Local 77 Dalhousie Staff Association Bargaining Update

Your Bargaining Committee exchanged proposals with the employer’s Bargaining Committee on Oct. 27, 2014. Negotiation sessions, either half or full days, are scheduled for Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 2, Dec. 11, Dec. 16, and Dec. 17.

Your Contract Support Committee thanks all those who completed the online bargaining survey. Your responses provided important information and feedback that was used by the Bargaining Committee in preparing the bargaining proposals.

The bargaining proposals were tabled on Oct. 27, 2014. The proposals include many important changes such as: increasing the opportunity for laid off members to be redeployed by expanding their right to vacancies; adding a displacement process; increasing redeployment/recall rights; improvements to various paid leave provisions such as vacation, and family illness and bereavement. We also tabled language to improve members’ rights to apply for term positions and to ensure they do not go on the redeployment list if they do not pass their trial period in a new position.

Local 77 members were emailed a copy of the proposals on Nov. 5, 2014. If you did not receive your copy, please email the NSGEU at inquiry@nsgeu.ca or call 902-424-4063 with your request.

Should you have any questions, please contact any member of your bargaining committee, or attend any upcoming Local meetings where regular reports will be provided.

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