Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with Halifax Regional School Board

Previous contract expired in 2014: CUPE
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 11/27/2017
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CUPE 5047 represents about 950 employees of the Halifax Regional School Board, who work as early childhood educators, community outreach workers, educational program assistants, library support specialists, and Aboriginal or African-Canadian Nova Scotian student support workers. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board, applied for conciliation Nov. 20 in contract negotiations.

“We’ve had about a dozen face-to-face bargaining sessions and we feel that we have reached an impasse. We hope that the assistance of a conciliator will help to amicably reach an agreement,” said Chris Melanson, president of CUPE Local 5047.

Talks broke off on Nov. 15, 2017.

Karen MacKenzie, CUPE national representative, said the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged on the collective agreement expired on July 31, 2014.

No further talks are scheduled, according to CUPE.

CUPE 5047 represents about 950 employees of the Halifax Regional School Board, who work as early childhood educators, community outreach workers, educational program assistants, library support specialists, and Aboriginal or African-Canadian Nova Scotian student support workers.

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