Bargaining committee looking for strong strike mandate for conciliation talks with Université Sainte-Anne

Issues of adequate wages and pension remain outstanding.

Halifax (15 Feb. 2013) - Negotiations between members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) and the Université Sainte-Anne continue to make slow progress.

In hopes to move bargaining ahead more quickly, in late January the union applied for the assistance of a conciliation officer. A concilation meeting is scheduled for February 19.

The bargaining committee is looking for a strong strike mandate as they head into this meeting.

Information sessions and voting took place on February 13 and 14. NSGEU/NUPGE members working at other campuses other than Church Point and Halifax will receive voting details by mail.

The serious issues of wages and pensions remain outstanding.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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