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Local 45 – Support Staff at Université Sainte-Anne reach tentative agreement

Halifax – NSGEU Local 45, support staff at Université Sainte-Anne, reach tentative agreement.

“We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement and would like to acknowledge the hard work of our Chief Negotiator, Tina Webber, and the Bargaining Committee,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union.  “I would also like to recognize the local membership, whose solidarity gave the Bargaining Committee the strength they needed to achieve an agreement they could recommend.”

Highlights include:

  • Wage increases of 1.75% retroactive to July 1, 2012, 1.5% beginning on July 1, 2013, and 2% on July 1, 2014
  • Commencing January 1, 2013, there will be a decrease in pension contributions from 10.5% to 8.5% and an agreement to review by January 1, 2014
  • A small increase in severance pay
  • Various other language improvements

The Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance.

Members of Local 45 include carpenters, electricians, library staff, administrative staff and coordinators, among others. There are approximately 55 members of the Local.

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The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on everyday.

For more information or to arrange an interview with NSGEU President, Joan Jessome, please contact:

Deedee Slye, NSGEU Communications Officer

424.4063 (office) 497.6761 (cell)

dslye@nsgeu.ca

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