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PRESS RELEASE: NSGEU calls on McNeil Liberals to keep our blood supply safe and available for patients

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Protecting people from pay-for-plasma corporate interest is critical to keep our public healthcare system safe and available to every patient who need it, says Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union President Jason MacLean. Documents made public by the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party[...]

Child Protection Social Workers burning out on McNeil's watch

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The McNeil government is putting the safety of children and families at risk by leaving Child Protection Social Workers over-worked and under-resourced says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. "Child Protection Social Workers are responsible for assessing and protecting the safety and well being of ki[...]

Government agrees to include cuts to Service Award in its judicial review of Bill 148

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Nova Scotia Government and General Employee Union President Jason MacLean is pleased that the Premier has amended their judicial review of Bill 148 to include the articles that strips working people of benefits they earned in previous collective agreements. "We have been clear from the beginning [...]

Public sale of cannabis best for public health

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The Government should protect public health and keep the sale and distribution of cannabis under public control concludes a report commissioned by the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). "We have an opportunity to get this right," says Jason MacLean, President of the NSG[...]

McNeil Government to Blame for Shortage of Deputy Sheriffs in Courts

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NSGEU President Jason MacLean says that Judge Hoskins called out the wrong person when he threatened to put an acting supervisor in contempt. "The lack of Deputy Sheriffs in courtrooms is the responsibility of Stephen McNeil and any blame should be placed squarely on his shoulders and those of hi[...]

Press Release: Stephen McNeil misleads on Bill 148

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Stephen McNeil intentionally misled people into thinking he sent Bill 148 to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for an opinion, when in fact he has not. "Stephen McNeil told people that he sent Bill 148 to the courts for an opinion. We now know that he has only sent parts of the bill that are favour[...]

Press Release: NSGEU President Jason MacLean will be available for comment re: imposition of Bill 148 today at 2:30 pm

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Today, August 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the NSGEU Office 255 John Savage Ave (in Burnside) Dartmouth, NS -30- 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, ple[...]

Press Release: McNeil Government Interferes: Bargaining Moves Backward for Sherbrooke Village

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The McNeil government has interfered in negotiations with the women and men who work for Sherbrooke Village and has turned back what was a tentative agreement between the parties. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration Commission and the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Loca[...]

Press Release: Workers at Sherbrooke Village Rally for Fair Contract

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The people who help bring Sherbrooke Village to life for residents and visitors to come, learn, and explore the history of this community will be holding an information picket at the entrance gate to Sherbrooke Village on Thursday, August 17 from 1 pm - 3 pm. As members of the Nova Scotia Government[...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Civil Service Conciliation Fails

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Final attempts to negotiate a new collective agreement between civil servants and their employer with the assistance of conciliation services failed on Tuesday afternoon, as government officials refused to budge on issues of key importance. Originally, August 8th and 9th had been set aside for an[...]
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