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Nova Scotia government to impose wage package on 75,000 civil servants

Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 10:33 am ADT

A file photo of the Nova Scotia Legislature. (NEWS 95.7)

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government has moved to impose a labour bill that would establish a wage package for 75,000 public sector employees.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the proclamation of the Public Services Sustainability Act is being done in the “best interests of Nova Scotians.”

The act was passed in December 2015 to ensure third party arbitrators could not make decisions about public sector contracts that would bind the government to wage settlements.

It sets a wage pattern of three per cent over four years that will allow employers to offer increases of one per cent in the third year of the contract, followed by 1.5 per cent in the fourth year and 0.5 per cent on the final day of the package.

The act also freezes a retirement allowance retroactive to April 1, 2015.

McNeil says the act will be referred to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal under the Constitutional Questions Act to obtain an opinion.

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It’s the only way to stop Union (mafia) greed. It’s disgusting the little amount of work these people do and then collect bigger salaries than hard working people in the private sector that pay their bloated salaries. This is welcome news.


Worked in 3 different government departments – I know what I”m talking about.

August 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

About time. The only place that need unions now is China and India. There are so many human rights in place in Canada, that the unions are a waste of money for the workers. The union bosses get rich, but not the workers. After 2 years of fighting for you and this is what you get. The Herald workers 18 month look what they got, teachers, same. Unions what a waste. No I am not management, just a worker who finds unions a joke. They help and protect, the lazy lay abouts, pot smokers, drinkers, abusers of sick leave, the list goes on.

August 23, 2017 at 9:52 am