"I want to thank all of our members who took the time to study and understand the agreement. We think it's a fair deal for all involved." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Fredericton (26 August 2016) — Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) who work at the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) signed a new collective agreement on August 22.
New collective agreement in place for special education workers
The group had previously voted in favour of accepting the deal and the signing made it official. The agreement will run through March 31, 2017.
"We're very pleased we have this deal signed," said Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President. "I want to thank all of our members who took the time to study and understand the agreement. We think it's a fair deal for all involved."
Members of the APSEA bargaining unit are professionals who work in the school system providing interpreting services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
A total of 19 groups represented by the NBU/NUPGE have either officially signed new contracts, ratified a new deal or agreed to a tentative collective agreement in the past few months.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 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