“At a time when Premier Stephen McNeil insists we cannot afford cost of living increases for public sector workers we all rely on every day — nurses; education and health care workers; civil servants — it is shocking he is willing to pay one man almost half a million dollars for one round of contract negotiations." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says the rejection was partly in response to a lack of respect shown at the bargaining table toward DSM members.
New 4-year agreement reached for EMS workers in Southern and Prairie regions; members in Interlake-Eastern will return to the bargaining table to resolve outstanding issues.
PEI UPSE/NUPGE members voted 84% in favour of the new collective agreement after a lengthy bargaining process.
This new collective agreement achieves 8 of the 11 priorities HSABC's RPNs set for bargaining.
Twenty-six laid off employees returned to work as a result of negotiations.
“Thanks to the dedication of our bargaining team, we now have a solid first collective agreement that will carry us through into 2017." — Wanda Nancekivell, OPSEU Unit Steward Local 159
High-priced lawyers hired to privatize public service played lead role in two of the province’s longest strikes at Voisey’s Bay and St. John’s Airport.
MGEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements to wages, benefits and job security.
“In many ways, it’s an interesting contract to bargain because there are so few comparators to what these members do.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President