Support Services Bargaining Unit Bargaining Update

Bargaining has started for a new collective agreement between the Council of Unions and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSH) and Izaak Walton Killam Hospital (IWK). The Council of Unions (which includes committee members from Unifor, CUPE and NSGEU) met virtually with both employers on Wednesday, December 15th and Thursday, December 16th.

While some progress was made, there are several outstanding issues that need to be resolved. We have secured additional bargaining dates for January 6th and 7th, as well as January 25th and 26th.

The Council of Unions is also in the midst of negotiating an Essential Service Plan (ESP) for your bargaining unit, as is required by Bill 1. As of today, the IWK Essential Service Plan is near completion. The NSH has provided us with a proposed plan for consideration. We have scheduled additional dates to discuss and negotiate an ESP that works for our members at NSH.

The committee would like to thank the members for their continued support and solidarity as we bargain a new collective agreement. We will update you as we progress.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

If you have any questions or concerns about the bargaining process, please reach out to a member of your bargaining committee:

Darryl LeRoux (IWK, Local 124) –

Raymond Theriault (NSH, Local 119) –

Rob Forbes (NSH, Local 119) –

Christian Collins (NSH, Local 119) –

Joe Boudreau (NSH, Local 119) –

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