Nova Scotia Government Employees Union Collective Agreement

The commissions, which represent professionals in administration, support and care, are preparing to start their negotiations as soon as an agreement has been reached in the field of health. Conciliation will begin on November 9 with the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, which is seeking a fair collective agreement for hundreds of nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK workers. The Board is composed of members of the Bargaining Committee of Unifor, NSGEU, CUPE and NSNU. Once the care council has received the order, the unions will share a link to the agreement on their respective platforms and information sessions will be scheduled. Members receive updates and notifications as soon as possible. This complex round of negotiations has proven to be a long and difficult process, but the Council is working together to ensure that progress continues in the best interests of all members. The trial that led to this arbitration award began nearly two years ago, when the Council of Health Unions began negotiating 16 collective agreements, each for IWK and NSHA. After a year of negotiations, the employers refused to seriously consider any of the union proposals. “Thanks to the support, solidarity and patience of members, we can now see a light at the end of an extremely difficult round of negotiations, which is complicated by numerous government laws,” said Lana Payne, Atlantic`s Regional Director.

Employers have significantly slowed the pace of negotiations over the past two months and unions believe there is no choice but to ask members for a strike mandate. Negotiating a new collective agreement and essential service plans, now prescribed by law, was frustrating at best. It is time for us to send a strong message to employers and the government, to expect them to take collective bargaining and the Council`s proposals seriously and to cooperate with the trade union council to reach a negotiated agreement. Members of Unifor, NSGEU, CUPE and NSNU have come together and agreed to act in solidarity for all workers who want fair collective agreements for the four unions, without a collective agreement or a four-year wage increase. The unions thank all the members who participated in the vote and who stood in solidarity with their bargaining committee. Although employer negotiators deviated from the talks last summer, a consensus emerged to return to the table on March 6. Negotiating an ESA is now a prerequisite for the union, as Bill 37, a new Liberal law, requires it to be in force before a strike or labor action can take place. For Unifor members in the health sector, the new collective agreement is in a different format with a new language and there are significant changes in several articles, including: The Coalition of Unions believes it`s time to send a clear message to employers, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority, IWK Children`s Hospital and the Government of Nova Scotia. . . .