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Collective bargaining conciliation update - Faculty and Professional Support

Mar. 11, 2024 – Statement

Bargaining teams with the Atlantic Academic Union (AAU) and NSCC will meet with provincial conciliation officers again this week (March 14) with the continued goal of reaching collective agreements on behalf of Faculty and Professional Support colleagues.

On March 7 and 8, the AAU held a vote with its members on the final College offer presented in collective bargaining (Feb. 27). On the weekend, the Union informed the College the majority of those who voted rejected the offer. The Union also indicated in its communication it is still hopeful the two parties can work together to find agreement without job action.

This is the second week of the cooling-off period (March 1-14) which began once the conciliation officers’ report was filed with the Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration declaring an impasse (Feb. 27). During the cooling-off period, no legal job action can take place. It is important to note that an impasse does not mean a strike is certain. Before job action can take place, 48-hours’ notice is required. This notice can be provided anytime during or after the cooling off-period and within 6 months of an impasse being declared.

NSCC remains committed to reaching collective agreements that will strengthen the working and learning environment for both employees and students, without the need for job action.

Approximately 1,000 faculty and professional support employees (full-time and term) are represented by the AAU.

Find more information on the collective bargaining process.

Media contacts

Kathleen Cameron
, 902-499-7844

Katie Gordon