NSGEU and government break off talks until New Year

The NSGEU says it and the province remain far apart on terms of a new contract, so they are adjourning the negotiations until after the holidays.

Union President Jason MacLean says the union wants the McNeil Government to return to the table then with a more reasonable position.

The Finance Department said, in an email to CBC, it feels talks this week were productive discussions and is hopeful a deal can be reached when they get back to the bargaining table in the New Year.