Employees with Tri-County Regional School Board to hold ratification vote on Dec. 8.
Halifax (25 Nov. 2010) - The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) has negotiated a tentative agreement on behalf of employees it represents with the Tri-County Regional School Board (TCRSB).
The board supervises schools in three counties in the southwestern portion of Nova Scotia – Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne. A ratification vote is scheduled for Dec. 8 and the bargaining committee is recommending acceptance.
The proposed three-year agreement contains increases of 2.9% retroactive to April 1, 2009, 1% retroactive to April 1, 2010 and 1% on April 1, 2011. Other gains include improvements in benefits and vacation.
A ratification document outlining all the proposed changes to the current collective agreement is being mailed to all members of the local.
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