"At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Halifax (08 May 2018) — Members of Local 55 of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) Local 55, who work for the Workers' Compensation Board, have voted 83 per cent in favour of strike action to back their demands at the bargaining table.
The union and the employer enter the conciliation process with meetings on May 8 and May 9.
"This strike vote is motivated by a real concern for fair treatment by the employer as the WCB moves forward with a transformation of their operations," says Jason MacLean, NSGEU President. "At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security, and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation."
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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