Friday, October 1, 2021

PSPS component votes to ratify agreement

The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) component represented by the New Brunswick Union voted in favour of ratifying a tentative deal reached with the government of New Brunswick.
The deal is five years in length and covers the time period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
The negotiating teams reached the tentative agreement on Sept. 20, 2021. From there a meeting was held with members to discuss the deal and a vote was held concluding at 5 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2021.
“We’re happy the members voted in favour of this new collective agreement, we think it is a good deal for everyone involved,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thank our bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process and to all the PSPS members for their patience in getting to this point.”
The collective bargaining process was halted for about a year as the province dealt with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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.