Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New deal officially signed by PSPS group

The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System bargaining group - pictured above - had its new contract officially signed during a ceremony in Fredericton. The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System bargaining group - pictured above - had its new contract officially signed during a ceremony in Fredericton. Photo: Andrew McGilligan

Members of the Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) bargaining component represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the officials from the provincial government officially signed a new collective agreement on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
The five-year and three-month agreement dates back to April 1, 2013 and expires June 30, 2018. A tentative deal between the two sides was reached in July and PSPS membership voted in favour of ratifying the agreement in August. On hand for the signing were members of the PSPS bargaining team, NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU coordinating labour relations officer Joyce Aucoin and representatives from the provincial government including Human Resources Minister Denis Landry.
The terms and conditions of the agreement came into effect upon the signing.
"We're pleased to have reached this point in the process," said Proulx-Daigle. "A lot of hard work went into getting this deal done."
Some of the professions which are part of the PSPS component include school psychologists, behaviour intervention mentors, school psychometrists, speech language pathologists, school social workers, transition to school coordinators and speech language pathologists.
A total of 14 groups represented by the NBU have either officially signed new contracts, ratified a new deal or agreed to a tentative collective agreement in the past few months.