To summarize, the NDP government in NS has refused the NSTU's request for binding arbitration. Premier Dexter says they should continue to negotiate - that they should negotiate with the understanding that they cannot expect the raise they're asking for. Period. So no point in binding arbitration as the province has already made their terms clear. 1% max, not 2.9% - no matter what a neutral arbitrator decides.
Is this a little warped? A government sets the terms and then sends them back to "negoitate" and calls it "collective bargaining"?
I don't get it. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.