Officials with the largest union in the province say they have a tentative agreement in place for workers at Sherbrooke Village in Guysborough Co.
Jason MacLean, the president of Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, says members will be happy because fairness prevailed in negotiations.
He says workers will have to vote on the deal; dates haven’t been set, but they’d hope to have the deal ratified before the end of April.
MacLean tells The Hawk he’s optimistic.
“I do believe that (with) all the steps we took leading up to there, the employer heard us loud and clear, and fairness prevailed at the table,” he says. “I think our members will be pleased with what’s going to be in front of them in terms of a collective agreement.”
MacLean says fairness is an essential part of negotiations.
He says the tentative agreement will benefit everyone involved.
“It puts stability in the lives of our members that work at Sherbrooke Village, but also, I do believe it helps the employer knowing what funding they’re going to have to request from the province moving forward,” he says. “I do believe it was (the) best deal for all, and hopefully our members agree with that.”
MacLean says he can’t speak to the details of the tentative agreement at this point, but it’s “quite similar” to the tentative agreement they reached in August.
Photo credit: Sherbrooke Village (SherbrookeVillage.NovaScotia.ca)