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Union Matters: Political Action Committee

This week, host Mary Otto sits down with fellow members of the NSGEU’s Political Action Committee (PAC), to find out what it’s like to get involved in politics and the union! Featured on this episode are Hugh Gillis (a Correctional Officer from Local 480); Robert MacDonald (an Operational Support worker at SMU from Local 170); […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: HI Emergency Department Reaches Boiling Point

The situation at the Halifax Infirmary emergency department has reached a boiling point, as nurses’ pleas to call “Code Orange” (a special alert usually reserved for incidents with mass casualties) were denied on Wednesday evening. At one point, 99 patients were in the department, with just three doctors on rotation and three fewer RNs than […]

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Union Matters: Executive Elections

NSGEU’s Triennial Convention is right around the corner: it’s being held from May 8 to 11 in Halifax. If you are a member and are interested in running for an Executive position, please take a listen and find out how to put your name forward! Please see below for a full transcript of this week’s […]

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Office Closure: March 4, 2019

Dear Members and Staff, With the inclement weather expected throughout the day, we are closing  NSGEU office in Burnside for Monday, March 4th. Our Sydney office will be closing at noon. It’s never easy to pinpoint the weather forecast, but we want our members, guests and staff to be safe. Further updates will continue to […]

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Office Closures

Good morning, With the inclement weather experienced overnight and expected to continue throughout the day, we are closing the NSGEU offices in Dartmouth and Sydney to ensure the safety of our members, staff and guests. If you were scheduled to attend a meeting at one of our offices today, please contact the organizer to confirm […]

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Union Matters: Child Welfare On The Brink

This week, we sit down with NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Alec Stratford, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Work, to discuss an important new campaign aimed to support child welfare services in Nova Scotia. As a result of recent changes to the Nova Scotia Children and Family Services Act, child protection […]

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Union Matters: Blue Monday 😰

This week, guest host Mary Otto sits down with Tracey Fisk, a nurse with 29 years of experience in the health care system, to talk about Blue Monday. The third Monday in January marks the most depressing day of the year for many people. See below for a full transcript of this week’s podcast: Hi […]

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