News Briefs: March 25, 2002

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/24/2002

UNION WANTS BACK PAY FOR FORMER EMPLOYEES

Halifax

— The Nova Scotia government is looking at giving provincial civil servants two years of back pay but the union wants the deal to include employees who have left public service. According to the union, there are as many as 300 former employees who left the government since the contract expired two years ago and they should also receive some portion of the raises being proposed but the government is balking at giving former employees retroactive raises. Retirees would be hardest hit by foregone raises since pensions are based on earnings during their last year of employment.