'The tentative contract failed to address the issues that matter most to our members which include respect and fairness in the workplace.'
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'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.'
Province-wide information picket held to draw attention to concession demands by employer.
'A bit of progress was made on some issues, but not anywhere near the kind of movement we need to see.'
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 4% more on average in tuition fees for the 2010-11 academic year than they did a year earlier.
'The toughest issues are still on the table.' - Tyler England.
Strike began in mid-August against Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Two-year deal ratified after 'a lot of hard work' by NSGEU negotiators who were constrained by a climate of 'ongoing program review' within the government.
'We’re all in this together...No self-respecting union would ratify the so-called deal your employer has put on the table' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.