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.
"We want to be part of a constructive dialogue with the government on ways to ease this crisis and ensure the safety of the public, correctional staff, and inmates.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Our members are determined to be treated fairly, and will take whatever action is called for, up to and including going on strike. It’s certainly safer than going in to work.” — Tom O'Neill, OPSEU corrections bargaining team chair