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June 21, National Aboriginal Day

Proclaimed in 1996 June 21 was first proclaimed in 1996 as an annual occasion to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Collectively these groups make up the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. The date was selected for several reasons, including the fact that it coincides with […]

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Local 18(MOS)- Maintenance andTrades Employees at Cape Breton University

Local 18 (MOS), Maintenance and trades staff at Cape Breton University voted 79% in favour of their tentative agreement on June 17. All fourteen (14) members were at the meeting to go through the changes with the bargaining committee and the ERO and negotiator, Jim Gosse. President Jessome was present as well and answered other […]

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President Jessome swears-in new executive of Local 1995, employees of the Cape Breton Regional Municipal Police

Approximately 70 members of Local 1995 filled the room at their triennial meeting on June 17 where they elected a new executive to lead their local for the next three years. At the meeting, President Jessome led a discussion about the next steps the union is taking to address member’s ongoing concerns about health & […]

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Over 75 attend rally during St.FX Board of Governors meeting today to protest job cuts

Antigonish – Members of NSGEU Local 88, support staff at St.FX, along with members of the CAW and St. FXAUT held a rally today with an estimated 75 people in attendance. They held the rally outside the St.FX Keating Centre during a meeting of the Board of Governors to protest job cuts at the university. […]

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Superboard Concept Should be Scrapped After Alberta Health Board Firings – NSGEU Press Release June 13, 2013

Halifax:  The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) says the recent firings of all 10 board members of the Alberta Health Services Board should lead to the immediate scrapping of the whole idea here. The Union was responding today to the Alberta Minister of Health’s statement on Wednesday. According to NSGEU President Joan […]

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Press conference was held on June 7 to protest job cuts at StFX University

Antigonish – NSGEU President Joan Jessome was joined by Peter McInnis, the President of the St.F.X. Association of University Teachers (St.F.X.AUT), , and Angus MacGillivray, President of CAW Local 2107, at a press conference to respond to the announcement of the elimination of 28 support staff positions at the University including 17 layoffs and continued […]

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Local 88 Rally at St.FX President’s Gala on June 8, 2013

Members of Local 88 were joined by NSGEU 1st Vice President Jason MacLean to protest the Board of Governors decision to cut 17 support staff while continuing to build new buildings, hold gala suppers and lobster boils, and give bonuses to already overpaid senior administration. Over 40 NSGEU members carried brown bags and picket signs […]

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