Local 267 – NS Community College Bargaining and Voting Information

Dear members of Local 267,

We want to thank all those members who have come out to their Local meetings and participated in the strike vote thus far.

As we move forward in the bargaining process, our next step is conciliation.

We are asking you to vote in favour of a strike in order to give the Bargaining Committee strength as they head into the conciliation process and try to reach an agreement.

There are monetary and non-monetary issues outstanding, including the internal job posting process, as well as parity with other employees at the college with regard to leaves, vacation, and the Individual Learning Account.

There are two more Local meetings happening in Truro and Amherst. NSGEU President Jason MacLean and EROs Paul Cormier and Rick Wiseman, along with members from your Bargaining Committee, will be in attendance and available to answer any questions. You will be able to vote by ballot at these two last meetings and we hope to see you there.

Local Region Date Time Location
267F, 267N PAG & CC March 05, 2018 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NSGEU Truro Office
267C CC March 06, 2018 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amherst Super 8

If you aren’t attending and voting at those last two meetings and haven’t voted already, you will be able to vote electronically. Electronic voting will only be open to those who have not voted by ballot in person.

Information for members voting electronically

In order to receive electronic voting information we need a valid email address. If you are aware of a coworker who is not receiving emails from us, please tell them to call the NSGEU by March 2nd and provide us with a valid personal email address. If a personal email address is not possible, then a work email address will be fine. Please note: deadline for email updates for the vote is March 2nd.  

How to vote:

On Friday, March 9th, you will receive an email with voting instructions including a link and a PIN number. If you click on the link, you can use your PIN to vote on the Employer’s final offer.

The voting information email will also include a link to an introductory letter and copy of the Employer’s final offer which you can download.

Electronic voting will be open until noon on Monday, March 12th.

Included in the voting instructions sent by email will be the option to vote by phone.

If you do not receive the voting information by email before 10 a.m. on Friday, March 9th, please call the NSGEU office at 902-424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438. 

NSGEU office hours to assist with the vote are Friday, March 9th 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, March 12th, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The vote closes at noon on March 12th

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