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MEDIA RELEASE: Why are Visitor Information Centres Missing?

NSGEU president Joan Jessome is demanding the McNeil Government explain why Visitor Information Centres are absent from Nova Scotia’s 2016 Doers and Dreamers Guide.

“Is this how they are communicating the closure to the employees?” asked Jessome. “Workers from Visitor Information Centres across Nova Scotia have yet to be called back to work. This is the exact same pattern we saw last year when McNeil shut down VICs in Pictou and Digby.”

McNeil shut down Digby and Pictou VICs last year without any warning to staff, the industry or communities.

“If the province is trying to increase tourism, why is the Government getting rid of our “faces of tourism”?” asked Jessome. “While Government may be happy with telling visitors to just “Google it”, workers in these centres provide a personal touch and are able to direct visitors to hidden gems throughout Nova Scotia.”

“When the six Information Centres are left off the map and the currently non-existent ferry is featured – there is something strange going on and it is time the Premier explain to Nova Scotians what his plans are,” said Jessome.

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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 Scotians count on every day.

For more information, please contact:
Deedee Slye, NSGEU Communications Officer
902.424.4063 (office)
902.497-6761 (cell)
dslye@nsgeu.ca

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