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Bargaining: A look ahead

Many contracts now open, NSGEU staff and bargaining committees prepare for tough round of negotiations ahead. The NSGEU represents almost 30,000 members working in an incredibly wide variety of sectors and settings: from government and education to acute and community health care. These workers belong to 99 separate locals, which are all governed by their […]

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Employees blindsided by closure of Dayspring in Bridgewater

Province wide – Members of NSGEU Local 5, employees of the Dayspring Children’s Centre, located outside of Bridgewater, have been blindsided by the sudden closure of the facility. “This is yet another cut to critical child welfare services in rural Nova Scotia”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. […]

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Bad news budget for people of Nova Scotia, public services

“Cuts to public sector jobs released in today’s budget are a shameful attack on our valuable services and the frontline staff who deliver them,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “It is also the beginning of the sell-off of public assets into private hands.” The Liberal government […]

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NSGEU Press Release: More must be done to prevent assaults in Burnside facility, says NSGEU.

Halifax – “More must be done to prevent assaults on Correctional Officers in Burnside”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. The Canadian Press recently reported that assaults on Correctional Officers have nearly doubled in 2014, as compared to 2013. They say there were 32 assaults on Officers in […]

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Press Release: Cuts to child welfare services hurt the most vulnerable

The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union is not pleased to learn about recent cuts to child welfare services in rural communities. “Cutting these important services in rural Nova Scotia will hurt the most vulnerable people and their communities”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). The […]

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Letter to Atlantic Business Magazine: Unions Play a Role in Creating Top Marks for Employers in Nova Scotia

The following is a letter President Jessome is submitting to the Atlantic Business Magazine regarding their article on the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada. Dear Editor, The January/February 2015 issue of Atlantic Business Magazine  names the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada, with 17 of them located in Nova Scotia.  Nine of these workplaces, […]

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