Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union (CUPE Local 1867) President Gareth Drinnan says, Both sides have decided to resume contract talks, in the hopes of negotiating a new contract.
We also are in agreement that a negotiated settlement is always better than having a third party impose one on both sides, says Drinnan.
The provinces 1,600 highway and ferry workers have been without a contract since November, 2002.
Drinnan says, Were cautiously optimistic that by both sides coming back to the bargaining table in good faith, we can get this matter resolved.
Gareth Drinnan, President, CUPE Local 1867 - (902) 832-1867 (o) - (902) 499-5794 (Cell)
Robert Chisholm, CUPE National Rep. - (902) 832-1867 (o)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep. - (902) 455-4180 (o)