Member survey identified issues to take to the bargaining table.
MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says the rejection was partly in response to a lack of respect shown at the bargaining table toward DSM members.
This new collective agreement achieves 8 of the 11 priorities HSABC's RPNs set for bargaining.
HSABC/NUPGE members to vote on agreement in the coming days.
New four-year agreement provides improvements to working conditions.
"Getting these three deals finalized is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our bargaining teams. We're glad we can move forward with these contracts in place." — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members at three workplaces will see improvements to the working conditions as they ratify collective agreements.
Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
As it stands now, New Brunswick effectively forces new unions to strike when employers are not coming to the table in a meaningful way.
NSGEU/NUPGE is optimistic that the strong collective message members have sent will help in the next step of bargaining.