Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Government to Resume Talks with Civil Servants, Teachers Unions

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Government to Resume Talks with Civil Servants, Teachers Unions

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N.S. government to resume talks with unions

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HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union will return to the negotiating table with the provincial government Monday.

The NSGEU, which represents 7,600 civil servants, requested a return to talks on Thursday, a day after its members rejected a tentative agreement by 94 per cent.

NSGEU president Jason MacLean said when the vote results were announced Wednesday that the union was committed to getting back to the table for "real negotiation."

Originally, the NSGEU recommended members accept the contract. However, after the teachers' union rejected a similar tentative agreement and the province readied wage legislation, the union reversed its recommendation.

The rejected deal would see a two-year wage freeze followed by a three-per-cent wage increase over the last two years. …

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