Government Union Reach Tentative Agreement

first_imgGovernment has reached a tentative agreement with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union. The agreement will be recommended to members by the union’s provincial executive. “I’m pleased to have reached this point,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “Both government and the union worked hard to come to this agreement. Now the members will have their opportunity to vote through ratification.” As part of the agreement, work to rule action will be suspended and phased out beginning Jan. 23. Government has begun working with school boards and the union to begin that transition. The last agreement with teachers expired on July 31, 2015. Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. -30-last_img read more

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Buyers definitely in the drivers seat in Calgary

Stock photo by Posted Dec 1, 2015 1:10 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Buyers definitely in the driver’s seat in Calgary New numbers show more and more for sale signs are going up on properties in the city, which is having a negative impact on real estate prices.The chief economist with the Calgary Real Estate Board said last month sales were down 28 per cent compared to the same period a year ago and off nearly 20 per cent from the ten year average.Ann Marie Lurie said even though more for sale signs are up, they are still below the record high set during the last recession, which was also a buyer’s market.“Our inventory levels are still nowhere near as high as through that 2008, 2009 period,” she explained to 660 NEWS. “That was really the last time we’ve seen conditions really move into that.”As for price declines, Lurie said condo values are off four per cent year over year, while home prices down about one and a half per cent.Housing market conditions now favour the buyer, says CREB #yycre https://t.co/CyKsBP1qX7 pic.twitter.com/PQ1WOEpg3o— CREBNow (@CREBNow) December 1, 2015 read more

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