NSGEU Files For Conciliation
The union representing 7,300 provincial civil servants is filing for conciliation after it says it’s reached an impasse in contract talks with the government.
Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union president Jason MacLean says the province is looking for concessions and adds the union isn’t willing to give any.
Union members voted 94 percent to reject a tentative offer from the province, last month.
The deal provides no wage increases in the first two years of the contract, followed by a three per cent increase in the final two years.
The agreement also removes the public service award that’s paid out to workers when they retire.
Under the deal, the award will be frozen for current workers and not paid to any workers hired after April of 2015.