Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Resource Service contract officially signed

The Resources Services bargaining group had their new contract officially signed during a ceremony in Fredericton. In the photo from left are members of the bargaining team Mitchell Simpson, Regis Leclair, Norman Bourque, New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle and NBU legal counsel and chief negotiator Leigh Sprague. Absent from the photo are team members Jean-Guy Leclair and Roger Selesse. The Resources Services bargaining group had their new contract officially signed during a ceremony in Fredericton. In the photo from left are members of the bargaining team Mitchell Simpson, Regis Leclair, Norman Bourque, New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle and NBU legal counsel and chief negotiator Leigh Sprague. Absent from the photo are team members Jean-Guy Leclair and Roger Selesse. Photo: Andrew McGilligan

The new collective agreement between the Resource Service bargaining group and the province of New Brunswick was made official during a signing ceremony held today.
Members of the bargaining team along with New Brunswick Union (NBU) President Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU legal counsel and chief negotiator Leigh Sprague, Human Resources Minister Denis Landry and Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman took part in the ceremony at Chancery Place in Fredericton.
With the official signing, the terms and conditions agreed to in the document come into effect.
Four other groups represented by the NBU have reached tentative agreements - two of which have ratified the contracts - including Administrative Assistants, Clerical and Regulatory, Office, Data Processing and Duplicating Equipment Operation; Specialized Health Care Professionals; Professional Services for Students in the Public School System; and Education Part I (Non-Instructional) which includes NBCC Education (Consultation and Development) and CCNB Éducation (Consultation et Élaboration).
"We're pleased to get this contract signed so our members can benefit from the gains we made in the collective bargaining process," said Proulx-Daigle. "We believe this is a fair contract for both sides."