A tentative agreement was reached on February 19 between members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Halifax Transition House Association (HTHA) Bryony House. The terms of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until the members vote on it in the coming weeks.
“We’ve been working towards this resolution since March 2019. It’s been a long time coming but it wouldn’t have been possible without the community support here in the HRM and also across Canada. A sincere heartfelt thank you from the 23 unionized staff members at Bryony House,” said Shelley Robinson, local president.
“We are incredibly pleased that a tentative agreement was reached between the Bryony House and PSAC that we believe is fair and reasonable for both parties. To respect the ratification process, Bryony House will not discuss the specifics of the tentative agreement until both parties have been able to complete the ratification process. The HTHA Board of Directors and Management look forward to moving forward together, continuing to provide the best service and care possible for women, and their families, facing intimate partner violence,” confirmed Maria MacIntosh, Executive Director of the Bryony House.