News release

Medical Residents Ratify Agreement

The agreement between the employers and the association representing the province's medical residents was ratified on Thursday, Dec. 3.

"I am pleased we now have an agreement in place with our valued medical residents," said Deputy Premier Diana Whalen. "This is a fair deal and stays within our fiscal plan. We urge other unions to come to the table."

The new contract includes an agreement on wages of zero increase in the first two years, 2014 and 2015; a 1 per cent increase on July 1, 2016; a 1.5 per cent increase on July 1, 2017 and a .5 per cent increase on June 30, 2018.

Negotiations began on May 8, and the parties met for four days. The agreement covers about 385 medical residents in Nova Scotia, and 540 in the Maritimes.

The new agreement expires on June 30, 2018.

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The agreement between the employers and the association representing the province's medical residents was ratified on Thursday, December 3rd.

The new contract includes an agreement on wages of zero increase in the first two years, 2014 and 2015; a one per cent increase in 2016; a one-point-five per cent increase in 2017 and a point-five per cent increase in 2018.

The agreement covers about 385 medical residents in Nova Scotia, and 540 in the Maritimes.

The new agreement expires on June 30th, 2018.

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