Provincial New Democrat constituency assistants are taking a strike vote, Public Eye has learned. Their bargaining committee made the decision to do so on July 5 after the assistants rejected a tentative three-year collective agreement that would have seen their salaries increased by just two percent. Ballots are to be cast no later than August 12, with the results being announced on August 13. The committee is also applying for the assistance of a mediator to help the parties reach a collective agreement. The following is a complete copy of the bargaining update announcing those developments.
July 19, 2010