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Press Release: NSGEU supports a strong library system and staff at schools in the AVRSB

June 26, 2014 Valley – The NSGEU supports a strong library system and staff at schools in the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board and urges to the Board to reconsider its continued cuts to library staff and services. “Libraries and the professional staff who maintain them are an important part of the education system and […]

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Press Release: NSGEU Disappointed by Cuts to Support Staff Positions at the SSRSB

June 23, 2014 South Shore – “We are disappointed by the SSRSB decision to cut school support positions in the South Shore Regional School Board including two administrative assistant positions,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome. “School support staff, including payroll clerks, IT technologists, and administrative assistants are critical links in our education system,” Jessome says. […]

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Press Release – Union working with management on long-term health& safety issues: remains concerned with day-to-day violence at the CNSCF.

PRESS RELEASE June 23, 2014 Halifax: The NSGEU is meeting with management to address long-term health & safety issues for Correctional Officers, members of Local 480, who work at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF) in Burnside but remains concerned about the violence in their workplace on a day-to-day basis. Senior management, NSGEU’s Occupational […]

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NSGEU – Press release: Labour proposing solution, but McNeil choosing health care disruption: Jessome

Halifax: NSGEU President Joan Jessome is asking why Premier Stephen McNeil seems intent on disregarding the solution put forward by labour for health authority restructuring after remarks the Premier made today indicating that he may use legislation to take away the democratic rights of workers to decide which union represents them. “Nova Scotians have been […]

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Stories and messages of solidarity and opposition to Bill 37 from the picket line today, April 3, 2014

President Jessome addresses the crowd of NSGEU Local 97 nurses who are on a legal strike along with their supporters from the labour movement in Nova Scotia including CUPE, UNIFOR, NSNU, PSAC, IAMAW, CUPW and others. Canadian Labour Congress President, Ken Georgetti. Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President, Rick Clarke. Passage of Bill 37 was […]

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