'We are very pleased to reach a collective agreement that is acceptable to the membership of this new Local.' - Joan Jessome.
Education and Training
Administrators at nationally-known Nova Scotia university refusing to negotiate fair first contract with employees.
"I have nothing but admiration for the solidarity and toughness demonstrated by members.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president. - Updated
4% offer over three years unacceptable to 2,000 SGEU members across Saskatchewan.
'I am pleased the employer recognized the need for a fair offer.' - Joan Jessome.
Proposed new agreement reached with the help of a provincially-appointed mediator.
'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.
'The tentative contract failed to address the issues that matter most to our members which include respect and fairness in the workplace.'
'We deserve a fair wage increase.' - bargaining committee chairperson Tracey Kurtenbach.
'The bargaining team pushed the employer very hard and they understood our members weren’t going to buckle under.'