Today (April 19th) we celebrate NSGEU Day!
Fifty-nine years ago, our union celebrated its founding Convention as the Nova Scotia Civil Service Association. At that time, just 3,200 civil servants delivered a range of public services throughout this province. Over the years, the NSGEU has grown in both size and scope, now representing more than 31,000 women and men who provide invaluable public services throughout Nova Scotia. Our members work in wide variety of settings: hospitals and laboratories, liquor stores, universities and public schools, just to name a few! All are dedicated to delivering quality public services to their fellow Nova Scotians.
To celebrate the work that you do, we have launched a public campaign designed to raise awareness of the diversity and strength of our union. Over the next year, you will see advertisements profiling a cross-section of our union in a wide variety of public spaces: on buses and billboards; community hockey rinks; Scotiabank Centre in Halifax and Centre 200 in Sydney; movie theatres; even in Tim Horton’s locations throughout the province! The goal of the campaign is to help the public understand what you do, and how important your contributions are to Nova Scotia as a whole.
If you follow us on social media, you will also see videos like this one unveiled over the coming weeks, profiling the members who participated in the campaign.
We hope that this campaign helps remind us all of the important work done by our members, and the role each of us play in improving our communities.