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Baillie Gets it Wrong: Privatization of Alcohol Sales is Not Good for Nova Scotians or Our Economy

May 23, 2013 Halifax: “Baillie is desperate to create some political wedge issue for himself, but privatization of alcohol sales should not be used as a political football, “says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. “With over 106 locations throughout the province, Nova Scotians have plenty of access to […]

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President Jessome speaks on the strength of women

On Wednesday, May 15th, President Joan Jessome was warmly welcomed into a classroom at St. Francis Xavier’s Coady Institute. She was invited to speak to a diverse group of women currently studying at the school – they were from different parts of Canada, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Cameroon, Zambia and […]

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Reminder to Local Presidents: All Local Elections to be Completed by the end of June, 2013

Reminder that all local elections are to be completed by the end of June, 2013 as per the NSGEU Constitution & By-Laws. Local Presidents are reminded to please notify the NSGEU Labour Resource Centre at 424-4063 or at inquiry@nsgeu.ca of their Local’s election date/time and location and whether the Local requires any assistance in conducting […]

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Winners of our Go-Green Tablet Giveaway!

Well, it seems that NSGEU members really DO care about the environment! We received over 4,000 entries for our Go-Green Tablet Giveaway contest… That means more than 4,000 members have asked to receive their quarterly copy of The Union Stand via email, rather than a paper copy, in the mail. By best estimates, this means […]

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Delegates elect, swear in new Executive

Halifax – Joan Jessome has been acclaimed for her 8th term as President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. Jessome was the first woman elected to the position in 1999. On Saturday, she broke another record as the longest serving president in the NSGEU’s history. Other positions in the provincial executive were […]

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