HALIFAX, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Nova Scotia Teachers Union and Nova
Scotia Community College have reached a tentative collective agreement
on behalf of faculty members employed by the College. This afternoon
the NSTU provincial executive recommended acceptance of the tentative
agreement. The tentative agreement was reached after a year and a half
of negotiating. The faculty bargaining unit includes some 732 members
who teach at NSCC campuses across the province.
"Our goal throughout these negotiations has been to reach a fair and
equitable agreement that addresses the particular needs of our faculty
members," says NSTU president Shelley Morse. "We will continue to
bargain on behalf of our professional support group."
Both the NSTU and NSCC are looking at dates to continue to negotiate a
new collective agreement for the 156-member professional support
bargaining unit, made up of professionals such as registrars,
librarians, counsellors, student support workers and training
coordinators at NSCC campuses across Nova Scotia.
Faculty campus representatives were given details of the agreement this
evening, which they will share with their members on Monday, May 13. A
ratification vote has been set for May 22, 2013.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents more than 10,000 public school
teachers, Community College faculty and professional support staff in
Nova Scotia, and teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special
Education Authority in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward
Island. Since 1895, it has worked to improve the quality of public
education for children and youth in Nova Scotia, while promoting and
advancing the teaching profession.
SOURCE: NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS UNION
For further information:
Angela Murray, NSTU Public Relations Coordinator
Direct: 902-479-4708 Cell: 902-497-0194, firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter @NSTeachersUnion.