Talks between your bargaining committee and your employer reached an impasse on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.
The union subsequently filed for conciliation on Thursday, October 3rd.
What is Conciliation? Conciliation is the process of intervention in collective bargaining by a neutral third party knowledgeable in effective negotiation procedures. This third party is called a ‘Conciliator’. This person helps employers and trade unions reach a collective agreement but has no authority to make decisions. Conciliators are appointed by the Minister of Labour and Workforce Development (or a delegate) at the written request of one or both parties to assist with collective bargaining when negotiations have broken down.
The union is now attempting to schedule conciliations dates as soon as possible, so we can get back to the table and resolve the outstanding issues with your employer.
Please stay tuned for further updates
If you have any questions, please contact a member of your bargaining committee or the NSGEU at 424-4063 (toll free 1-877-556- 7438), or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Anthony Borden firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Bowie email@example.com
Mark MacDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Lawrence, Chief Negotiator