The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the new contract.
Halifax (04 March 2013) – Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), who work as support staff at Saint Mary’s University, have reached a tentative agreement.
“We are very pleased to have achieved this tentative agreement,” says Joan Jessome, NSGEU President. “The members stood firmly behind their bargaining committee and with this solidarity they were able to achieve an agreement they could recommend to the membership.”
Highlights of the agreement include a three year agreement beginning July 1, 2012 with wage increases of year one: 1.75 percent, year two: 1.5 percent, and year three: two percent.
Information sessions and a ratification vote will be held on March 4 and 5, with a vote count at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
There are 178 members in the local who provide administrative, clerical, technical, and library services for Saint Mary’s University.
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