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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Joins Call for Government to Delay Passage of Bill 112

The President of the NSGEU is joining the call for government to take their time to ensure they get revisions to the Child and Family Services Act right.

Child protection workers are already struggling with challenging and complex caseloads. With higher caseloads, there is an increased risk that children will fall through the cracks in the system.

“This Liberal government already made workers’ jobs more difficult when they closed offices and eliminated child protection jobs in Guysborough and Barrington, forcing increased caseload and travel on the remaining workers,” said President Joan Jessome.

“These types of top-down political decisions have serious impacts on the front-line workers who are responsible for ensuring the safety and protection of at-risk children. Government needs to ensure the workers’ concerns are addressed in this legislation.”

We urge government to take the time when making revisions to legislation that has existed for decades.

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The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotian’s count on every day.

For more information, please contact:

Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer
902.424.4063 (office)
902.471.1781 (cell)
hfraughton@nsgeu.ca

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