The four unions representing health care workers have come to an agreement with the Nova Scotia government after months of arbitration hearings and dispute over bargaining rights.
“I am so very proud of the leadership role Unifor played in this ongoing ordeal. And I am so pleased to say that as a result of our work, Unifor members will remain proud Unifor members,” said Lana Payne, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director.
“Make no mistake, this is a huge victory for our members and for workers’ rights.”
The agreement will see the four unions in health care bargain together four province-wide collective agreements under a Council of Unions structure.
“I want to especially thank our wonderful members, activists and local leaders and the staff of our union who were part of this fightback, including our most excellent legal counsel, Barry Wadsworth,” said Payne.
“We stubbornly held to our principles and in the end justice was on our side.”
Members of all unions vote on the new collective bargaining structure in the coming weeks.