Majority of essential service levels now established, remainder by August 5.
NSGEU/NUPGE is encouraging the public to keep the pressure on and to support these members as they fight for a fair collective agreement.
'The employer is being stubborn and blocking a deal.' - OPSEU.
BCGEU also negotiates new collective agreement at St. James Daycare Society.
Mediation ends as employer continues to demand rollbacks
Balloting across province over the next three weeks
"The issue of poverty, and the gap between the wealthy and the rest of us is a growing problem. While the federal government is content micromanaging people's cable bundles, there are many of us who look for true leadership on serious issues, like poverty and income inequality." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Strike vote was taken over 2 days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.
The dispute, dating back to 2009, revolves around whether or not “bumping”, or layoff by reverse seniority, is permitted under the Civil Service Act.
Fredericton (10 Aug. 2012) - The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBU/NUPGE) is welcoming a decision by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
NSGEU has served 48-hour notice to strike and is readying to commence strike action on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7am should there be no progress in negotiations over the weekend.