Update on Application to Labour Board to Form Single Bargaining Unit for New Housing Agency

In response to the Province’s application that all members of the newly formed Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency be consolidated into a single bargaining unit the NSGEU, in collaboration with our partner unions, filed to have the Province’s application dismissed. The Union’s position is that the Province has not proven that the current bargaining units are not sustainable and a single bargaining unit is required.

All parties have agreed that both the Province’s application and the Unions response should move forward to a hearing to resolve this dispute.

The following dates have been established by the Labour Board:

  • September 8, 2023 – exchange and disclosure of documents;
  • September 25, 2023 – Applicant’s brief;
  • October 3, 2023 – Respondents’ brief; and
  • October 6, 2023 – Applicant reply.

Hearing dates have been scheduled for October 10,11, 16,and 17, 2023. Even though hearing dates have been set the Province and Unions can continue to talk to try and reach a resolution.

In the interim, NSGEU continues to be your bargaining agent and continues to represent you. Your respective collective agreements also continue to apply as it relates to your rights and benefits in the workplace. You are members of NSGEU, and we will continue to fight vigorously for that to continue.

If you have any questions, please contact your ERO Dustin Rioux at 902-424-4063

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