There are some monetary gains in the agreement, especially for overtime provisions and stand up and call back. All monetary gains from this new collective agreement will come into effect from the award date (August 8, 2018), except for those due to come into effect on a specified date. For example, some salary increases – which have already been agreed in the conciliation/arbitration vote – are retroactive to 2015 and will soon be visible. Members of the four unions that make up the union health boards are ratifying an agreement with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre to agree to a final and binding mediation process to resolve outstanding issues that are not resolved through collective bargaining. Mediation arbitration must be completed for all four councils by the end of 2018, unless all parties agree to an extension. This distinction allows collective bargaining to be concluded within this unit and there is now a collective agreement. The government reached preliminary agreements with the Nova Scotia Teachers` Union on November 12, 2015 and with the Nova Scotia Teachers` Union on November 13, 2015 and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. In both cases, the union leadership recommended that the agreements be accepted. A. There are a lot of options, as it is different.
The government is clear about our fiscal position and our commitment to maintaining its fiscal plan. For the first time, unions are aware of the instructions given to employers when negotiating contracts (so-called collective agreements). In fact, they were told before the employers were. The instructions – the so-called “mandate” – were previously kept between the government and employers. This award was the subject of a six-year agreement. There are about two years left in the term of office. This year, the four unions representing nurses were negotiating for the first time as the Council of Care Unions, which was one of four social councils in the health sector, set up by the state government. The Council, which represented NSNU, CUPE, Unifor and NSGEU, held more than 50 meetings with employer representatives, during which attempts were made to negotiate 16 collective agreements, up to one for the public health agency and one for the IWK. In August, kaplan entered into a provincial collective agreement for more than 6,000 nurses after a nearly two-year contractual dispute with the Office of Public Health and IWK. The conciliation/arbitration agreement, available on Unifor`s website, was ratified with 92 per cent of the four bargaining units in the four unions. It offers salary increases, retroactive pay until 2014, protection of your current sickness and pension benefits and the possibility of an advance payment of the death benefit. The collective agreement of some 7,500 acute nurses in Nova Scotia has already been developed, with the exception of two questions that were put to the arbitrator, said Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, which negotiated on behalf of nurses with the Nova Scotia Government- General Employees Union, UNIFOR and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Hazelton said the new agreement would give nurses more flexibility. At the same time as the negotiations, the Council continues to work on negotiating an essential service agreement (ESA) with employers. ESA is being negotiated for the first time and has been called for by another law of the Liberal government. Liberal legislation prohibits unions from striking until a substantial service agreement is reached, severely limiting the Council`s influence at the negotiating table.