Information sessions will be held in early January 2013 to review the content of the employer's final offer.
Halifax (05 Dec. 2012) - Members of the Nova Scotia Government and Service Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) who work in support services for the Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) will soon be voting on the employer's last offer.
The offer was communicated to the union during a conciliation meeting held on November 30 with the parties.
Members will vote on the offer by mail. Results will be tabulated by the end of January 2013.
The offer includes wage increases of two per cent in November 2011, 2.5 per cent in November 2012 and three per cent in November 2013, which is the pattern established at other bargaining tables. Also included were improvements to job security language and adjustments to certain job classifications.
The union had proposed a long service increment (after 25 years of employment) but the employer did not include that language in its proposed settlement.
NSGEU/NUPGE will be conducting information sessions in early January 2013 for members in order to have all questions answered prior to voting.
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