NSGEU conciliation resumes this morning

Talks resume today with the negotiating team representing NSGEU Local 77. Conciliation is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with no set end time booked. We look forward to continuing our negotiations, with the goal of reaching an agreement.

Comments

  1. Tired of This says

    Is going on strike for a few percentage points worth the loss of salary during a strike? Last time the staff went on strike it lasted 6 weeks. The lost wages does not make a strike worthwhile. The reason there was a vote a few weeks ago was because of the pension – that has been resolved – now the NSGEU wants more. Just be glad to have a job.

  2. David says

    Tired of This: even a six-week strike is only 11.5% of a year. Since every percentage point gained now will become part of the base of any future raises it may well be worth it.

  3. What? says

    “Just be glad to have a job” is the attitude that has given rise to so many members of our society piecing together part-time jobs that don’t have benefits and that don’t pay a living wage. Everybody deserves the right to a decent living and should have the right to negotiate a better deal from their employers. Sometimes people have to sacrifice in the short term to achieve benefits in the long term. “Just be glad to have a job” is what contributes to a shrinking middle class and to longer working hours and less holiday time. Nobody should take their job for granted; but nobody should “just be glad to have a job.” I hope the NSGEU Local 77 were treated fairly in negotiations and received a fair deal.

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