Local 43 Bargaining Update: Negotiations Set to Resume

Good afternoon,

Your bargaining committee and employer have agreed to resume negotiations virtually on Thursday, February 17th with the hope of concluding a tentative agreement.

Additionally, the parties will meet virtually with Conciliation Officer Peter Lloyd the following day (February 18th), if we are unable to reach agreement on the issues that remain in dispute.

What is Conciliation? Conciliation is a requirement under the Nova Scotia Trade Union Act that takes place when regular negotiations fail to reach an agreement. Either party may apply to the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education requesting the services of a Conciliation Officer. The Conciliation Officer does not have the power to impose a settlement on either party. Instead, their role is to mediate between the parties and help them reach an agreement. 

Your bargaining committee appreciates your solidarity and support throughout this process.

Please watch for future updates and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NSGEU or a member of your committee.

Mary Otto, maryeotto@gmail.com

Tammy Whipple, tammywhipple@hotmail.com

Jim Gosse Chief Negotiator, jgosse@nsgeu.ca

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