Nova Scotia Teachers Union remains in conciliation with government

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Even if the provincial government can hammer out a deal with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, there is a long list of expired contracts that the McNeil Liberals will have to tackle in 2017. Global's Marieke Walsh reports. – Dec 19, 2016

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union and provincial government are still in conciliation after restarting talks on Saturday.

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Both parties met over the weekend and agreed to more talks in the future but no dates have been set. A spokesperson with the union said she expected future talks to be held in the new year.

Teachers will continue to work-to-rule while the two sides are in conciliation.

The job action started after the last round of talks broke down in late November with the union walking away from the table.

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In the last year, teachers have rejected two tentative agreements that their union has recommended.

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Contract talks also restarted Monday with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union.

As of June 2016, 94 per cent of public sector contracts in Nova Scotia were expired. A further two per cent are supposed to expire by year-end, making for a total of 317 expired contracts.

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