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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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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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