What is new under this agreement is that any issues that can not be resolved at the negotiating table will be sent to an independent third-party mediator-arbitrator for a final and binding award.
If ratified, the agreement provides a mediation-arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for bargaining committees for health care, nursing, support services, and administrative professionals.
The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.
“The fundamental democratic value that no union is ever certified to be an exclusive bargaining agent for a group of employees if it cannot demonstrate majority support among the group of employees must prevail." — Arbitrator James Dorsey