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The province started its negotiations with the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, October 21st. We are committed to meaningful collective bargaining that respects and values the role of civil servants and is affordable to tax payers.

We will be open and transparent as we move forward with negotiations. To that end, here is a fact sheet explaining the wage offer.

Total Employee Compensation Growth

Growth in Employee Compensation Per Worker
Compound Annual Average: 2000-2013

Government Education Sector: 3.5%; Government Health Sector: 4.3%; Provincial Civil Service: 4.1%.  Nominal GDP, 3.3%; Consumer Price Index, 2.2%, Employee Compensation for Non-Government Workers, 2.1%

Source: CPI inflation from Statistics Canada CANSIM table 326-0021; employee compensation from CANSIM table 383-0030
(Provincial Civil Service is the Provincial and Territorial Government Services); nominal GDP from CANSIM table 384-0038


The province started its negotiations with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union Tuesday, September 29th. We are committed to meaningful collective bargaining that will achieve better learning outcomes for our students, respects and values the role of teachers and is affordable to tax payers. Education is a priority for the province as we implement Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education. In order to deliver a modern education system for students, significant areas within the Teachers Provincial Agreement will need re-visioning. We are looking to take a fresh approach that is in the best interest of students. The items we will be discussing support the priorities of the Action Plan. They are student-centered, teacher-focused and they will be within the fiscal plan for the province. We are optimistic we will reach positive outcomes for both student learning and teachers.

We will be open and transparent as we move forward with negotiations. To that end, here is a fact sheet explaining the wage offer.