Community College Strike averted

HALIFAX, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - The Nova Scotia Teachers Union and Nova Scotia Community College have reached tentative collective agreements on behalf of the faculty and professional support groups employed by the College, averting Tuesday's strike.

"This has been a very difficult set of negotiations and the NSTU has worked diligently to arrive at a tentative agreement and avoid a strike," says NSTU president Alexis Allen. "We feel this is the best deal possible for our members. The goodwill and spirit of cooperation shown between the NSTU and the College during this trying time have greatly assisted in reaching this agreement."

"I am so grateful to our employees, students and partners who have demonstrated such a strong commitment to learning under enormous pressure," says NSCC President Joan McArthur-Blair. "We must now ensure our NSTU colleagues have time to consider and vote on this tentative agreement while continuing to deliver the first-rate education our students deserve."

The NSTU Negotiating Team will be recommending that its Provincial Executive accept the tentative agreement. A date for a ratification vote by the membership will be confirmed soon. Details of the agreement will not be available until the agreement has been ratified.

SOURCE Nova Scotia Teachers Union

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