NSGEU members ratify tentative agreement with Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE)

The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.

Halifax (01 Oct. 2018) — Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), who work for the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education,  have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.

Agreement reached with the help of conciliation 

"Negotiations were challenging and prolonged, but we are pleased to have been able to reach an agreement with the employer with the help of the conciliation officer," says Jason MacLean, NSGEU President. "I would like to thank the bargaining committee, and the chief negotiator for Local 71, Nicole McKim, for all their hard work."

Members of NSGEU Local 71 voted to strike on June 29, after negotiations broke off at the end of the school year, just before the summer break. A series of conciliation dates were held in August and September, with a tentative agreement reached on September 14.

The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.

There are approximately 570 members of the bargaining unit. They include: Administrative Assistants/Central Office Receptionists, Central Office Clerks, Student Monitors, Technology Support Specialists, Technicians, Graphic Designers, Finance Clerks, IT Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Educational Assistants, Community Outreach Workers, Communications Technicians, Student Support Workers, Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Librarians, and Library Specialists.



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