conciliation

September 11, 2017

“Issuing an ultimatum is not negotiating. There’s nothing constructive about a ‘my way or the highway’ attitude to bargaining a collective agreement." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 22, 2017

"After all the labour havoc they have caused during their last term in office, haven't they realized they should stay out of the process and stop causing employees such unnecessary distress?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

August 8, 2017

"It is now abundantly clear that government is not genuinely interested in reaching an agreement with our members." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

July 31, 2017

“By agreeing to these additional conciliation dates, we are leaving no stone unturned and taking every possible step to try and reach a fair collective agreement for our members.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President.

May 16, 2017

NSGEU/NUPGE members at Laing House want a fair settlement for the people they serve, and themselves.

March 24, 2017

“As if this round of negotiations wasn’t already bizarre enough, we now have a situation where the government is at odds with itself about how bargaining should proceed. This is all very strange.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

January 9, 2017

The NSGEU/NUPGE hopes that by envoking the assistance of a provincial conciliation officer a settlement can be reached.

January 14, 2016

NSGEU/NUPGE is optimistic that the strong collective message members have sent will help in the next step of bargaining. 

September 1, 2015

After more than three years, NSGEU/NUPGE members are still without a contract at Sherbrooke Village. 

August 5, 2015

Overwhelming support shown in strike vote for bargaining priorities.