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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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Available Now: The Winter Issue of The Stand

The latest issue of The Union Stand is now available online! In this issue, you will find information about Bill 148 (the Liberal government’s latest attack on workers’ rights) as well as information about our upcoming Triennial Convention, photos from union events, and much more. We will also be mailing out printed copies of The […]

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Media Release: NSGEU to Hold Information Sessions for Civil Service Members Prior to Vote

  Province-wide: The NSGEU will be holding information sessions with its Civil Service locals over the next five (5) to six (6) weeks. This is being done to allow time to meet with the membership face-to-face prior to setting the date for the vote on the tentative agreement reached on November 13, 2015. “Government interference […]

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Civil Service Bargaining Update

Good afternoon, Yesterday, thousands of teachers represented by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union voted to reject the tentative agreement that was recommended to them by their bargaining committee and leadership. This agreement was virtually identical to the agreement your bargaining committee grudgingly recommended to you: it contains the same wage patterns, and the discontinuance of […]

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Local 82 – Message from President Jessome with link to press release

Dear members of Local 82 at NSCAD University, The employer’s decision to balance their books on the backs of support staff who keep the university running is shameful. The contributions of maintenance workers and Administrative Assistants are being sadly and wrongly undervalued. The provincial government’s demand that universities maintain balanced budgets in order to qualify […]

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