Bargaining begins for NSGEU members at Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne looking for concessions in bargaining with NSGEU/NUPGE members.

Halifax (28 Nov. 2012) - Members fo the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) exchanged proprosals with employer representatives at Université Sainte-Anne on November 21 in the first bargaining session. Included in the union's bargaining package were improvements to vacation benefits, severence conditions for laid-off employees, personal leave allowances and extending benefits for retired employees.

The employer tabled several concessionary items such as restricting bumping rights, reducing the sick leave allowance and reducing the tuition allowance. In the package, the employer also proposed to jointly sponsor the pension plan with the union.

No wage items have been tabled yet.

Any further updates will be communicated to the members. More bargaining sessions have been scheduled for December.


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