NBCNHU executive invites you to attend a Rally against concessions in front of
The Delta Hotel, downtown Fredericton from 12:00 to 1:00pm.
Bring your flags and banners to show your support and solidarity!
TO: All Members of NBCNHU
FROM: NBCNHU Negotiations Team
DATE: April 10, 2018
C.C.: Reps assigned to Nursing Homes
Sandy Harding, Maritimes Regional Director
Sisters and Brothers:
As you are probably aware, negotiations broke off on March 23nd and both sides agreed to apply for conciliation.
There have been few new developments since the last update. The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour has appointed John Green as the conciliation officer and we are looking at the end of May to meet face to face.
Because of this development, we have had to change the Education Day for this year’s AGM, which is scheduled for May 23rd. The new topic for Education Day will be “STRIKE PREPARATION”. It is very important that your Local sends delegates to this year’s AGM as we need to start preparing for the possibility of not reaching an agreement in conciliation. Some of the topics that will be covered are National Strike Guidelines, Strike Pay, Strike Tactics, and Essential Services.
Should you require further information or have questions, please contact one of the members of the Provincial Executive.
Your Negotiations Team
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
As most of you are aware your Negotiation Team met with the Employers team on March 23, 2018. After a few exchanges we have reached an impasse and we will now be applying for conciliation, this is the next step in the process.
All Locals need to contact their Servicing Rep and set up meetings to complete the designations process. The only way a Local can take a strike vote is if they have completed their designations. Your Negotiation Team will communicate with you when we have further information.
NBCNHU Negotiations Committee
Just an update to let you know, that we will be returning to the negotiating table on March 23, 2018. We are currently dealing with the monetary package and a few outstanding issues. We will inform you after the next round on where we are at, with our negotiations.
NBCNHU negotiation team
December 12th and 13th of 2017
Workload Committee met in Fredericton to collaborate for the upcoming months. It was then that we kicked off the upcoming year with sending Christmas cards to all the MLA’s informing them that they would be hearing from us in the New Year.
January 19th and 20th of 2018
Your workload committee met at the Fredericton Inn and came up with the following.
We also discussed visiting different locals for their community gatherings to host a BBQ and help raise awareness of the workload we face, and where to take their concerns.
Your workload committee
Greeting Sisters & Brothers
On behalf of the NBCNHU negotiation’s team here is an update on our bargaining for a new collective agreement. Your team met on November 6, 7, and 8, 2017 with minimal movement on some of the proposals which are still on the table.
We have been informed by the employers chief negotiator that their team needs direction from the Board of Directors of the NBANH on some of the outstanding issues. Dates scheduled for November 27- 29, 2017 have been canceled until the employer meets with their board on December 12, 2017. We have future dates confirmed for January 18 and 19 as well as the week of January 29 – February 2, 2018.
Your negotiation team will keep you updated when we receive any new information.
Wayne Brown President NBCNHU
On Wednesday November 1, 2017 it was brought to the NBCNHU executives attention that the employer through the NBANH Wellness Program Pep 2.0 were requesting at least one home that were aware of to participate and fill out a survey.
The Councils position is that we continue to boycott the Wellness Program initiative’s until such time that the Employees Benefits Advisory Committee comes to a resolution on the outstanding issue of the surpluses in our Health and Dental Plans.
When any new developments arise we will keep you informed.
On September 12th and 13th of 2017 your workload committee met and made great progress on working on your behalf.
We have heard your interests in having a shortened workload form. We have reformatted the form to one page. The new form will be emailed to each local executive.
Please watch for future polls and questionnaires to complete that will gather Information needed to help move in the direction to serve you best. Also, we will have a planned education day coming up, so please watch for that.
Remember we are the change, because we are the voice!
The workload committee