Monday, September 20, 2021

SHCP and PSPS reach tentative agreements

The Specialized Health Care Professionals (SHCP) and Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) bargaining teams reached tentative agreements with the provincial government on new collective agreements on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2021.
The New Brunswick Union represents the members of both groups.
“The negotiation process has been a long and difficult one with significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I’m very proud of the perseverance and patience demonstrated by the bargaining teams to reach this point.”
The SHCP component represents several professionals including audiologists, dietician/nutritionists, medical physicists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychometry assistants, psychometrists, psychologists, recreation therapists, social workers, speech language pathologists, and clinical psychologists, among others.
The SHCP members work in hospitals, the Extra-Mural program and public and mental health clinics across the province.
The PSPS component represents numerous professionals including school psychologists, behavior intervention mentors, school psychometrists, school social workers, transition to school coordinators, and speech language pathologists.
The PSPS members work in schools across the province.
“The next step will be to present the tentative agreement to members, answer their questions and hold a ratification vote,” said Proulx-Daigle.