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A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I’m very pleased you did […]

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A message from President Jason MacLean regarding the passage of Bill C-16

The NSGEU stands behind the passage of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. The Act also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any member […]

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Letter from President MacLean re: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Legislation

Dear NSGEU member, The NSGEU represents a range of workers who are emergency responders: police, social workers, correctional workers, firefighters, Registered Nurses and more. These are the people you need by your side in a time of crisis. The very nature of their work makes these workers vulnerable to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, these […]

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Message from President MacLean about Civil Service Vote Beginning Monday at 8am

Dear NSGEU Civil Service member, Voting on the employer’s final offer will begin on Monday, December 12 at 8 a.m.  This government has tried to dictate contracts rather than negotiate them. Now is the time to stand together and vote “NO!”. Make your voices heard! The employer’s final offer is a four year deal with […]

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Member Update on Teachers’ Dispute: What To Do If You’re Being Asked To Do Struck Work

Good afternoon, The union has just learned that some school boards (Annapolis Valley & Chignecto Regional School Board) are offering additional hours for the purposes of supervision to our members. To be clear, we are advising all members to refuse any additional work if it is above and beyond your normal hours of work and […]

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An Important Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

Good afternoon, Home support services in Nova Scotia are needed today more than ever: there are more people who find themselves in need of the valuable service you provide. Because of this, we are seeing more and more private, for-profit agencies emerging throughout the province. In order to attract workers, they generally offer similar wages […]

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NSGEU President commends all those involved in fighting Nova Scotia forest fires

NSGEU President Jason MacLean wants to thank NSGEU members and all others involved in the grueling fight to contain and abate the current wildfires burning in Annapolis, Cumberland, Pictou, Queens and Shelburne counties. “Many NSGEU members in the Department of Natural Resources are working extended hours in the control centres, in the bush, and in […]

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President MacLean: McNeil’s entourage rakes in dough while average folks fall behind

Good afternoon, Today, an opinion piece by our President Jason MacLean appeared on the online news site, the Local Xpress. The piece talks about the exorbitant salaries being paid to the people surrounding Premier Stephen McNeil, while the Liberal government legislates wage freezes on the rest of the public sector. Please take a moment to […]

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