'We are very pleased to reach a collective agreement that is acceptable to the membership of this new Local.' - Joan Jessome.
Antigonish, N.S. (19 Nov. 2010) - Administrative, clerical, technical and non-professional library workers at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) have won their first contract, averting a strike that could have started as early as today.
|Joan Jessome, left, with bargaining committee.|
The members of Local 88 of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) voted 87.5% to accept a settlement reached as the strike deadline grew near.
"We are very pleased to reach a collective agreement that is acceptable to the membership of this new Local," says NSGEU president Joan Jessome.
Local 88 was certified in December of 2009.
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
• Support staff ready to strike at StFX University