Minister willing to listen to expertise of public service workers.
“I believe when our members have an opportunity to see the total package they will be prepared to accept the agreement." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Government must include way for public service workers to provide input into review process.
Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) working for the Nova Scotia government ratified their tentative agreement on July 29 by 93.8 per cent.
Negotiated collective agreement provides improvements over three years
The tentative agreement was reached on July 9.
"On behalf of our members across the country, we extend our condolences his family, colleagues and the entire NAPE community." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Court decision provides significant improvements to the working conditions, wages and benefits for casual workers employed by the provincial government.
BCGEU/NUPGE members will be voting on tentative agreement in the coming days.
The tentative agreement will now go to the membership for a mail-in vote. The union expects to count the vote on July 29.
If Negotiating Council recommends acceptance, votes could be counted by the end of July.