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Union Matters: What are Labour Councils?

This week, host Mary Otto sit down with the President of the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council (HDDLC), Suzanne MacNeil about what Labour Councils do, and the role they play in the overall labour movement. Full transcript of podcast: Hi and welcome to the NSGEU podcast Union Matters. My name’s Mary [Otto] and I’m going […]

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Union Matters: Political Action Committee

This week, host Mary Otto sits down with fellow members of the NSGEU’s Political Action Committee (PAC), to find out what it’s like to get involved in politics and the union! Featured on this episode are Hugh Gillis (a Correctional Officer from Local 480); Robert MacDonald (an Operational Support worker at SMU from Local 170); […]

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Union Matters: Executive Elections

NSGEU’s Triennial Convention is right around the corner: it’s being held from May 8 to 11 in Halifax. If you are a member and are interested in running for an Executive position, please take a listen and find out how to put your name forward! Please see below for a full transcript of this week’s […]

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Union Matters: Blue Monday 😰

This week, guest host Mary Otto sits down with Tracey Fisk, a nurse with 29 years of experience in the health care system, to talk about Blue Monday. The third Monday in January marks the most depressing day of the year for many people. See below for a full transcript of this week’s podcast: Hi […]

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Union Matters: A Conversation about Convention Resolutions

In this Episode, host Deedee Slye talks to President Jason MacLean; Chair of the Resolutions Committee, Paul Hagan; and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, Colin Sutton, about resolutions. They share their favorite resolutions, current deadlines and announce their resolution writing provincial tour. These resolution experts are where it’s at! Whereas resolutions set the […]

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Union Matters: All you wanted to know about Convention but were afraid to ask

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, Host Deedee Slye, spends time with President MacLean and Convention professionals and staff members Diane Briggs and Lisa Bouchard. Includes deadlines, tips and information that will help you understand what Convention is all about.   See below for a full transcript of this week’s podcast: Today we’re going […]

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Union Matters: Pharmacare

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, guest host Mary Otto (President of Local 43 and member of NSGEU’s Political Action Committee) interviews Bill Swan about health care and Pharmacare advocacy. Bill Swan authors a website called the Faces of Pharmacare that chronicles real stories of Canadians as they struggle with the costs of the […]

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Union Matters: Giving Back

We are in the midst of the holiday season, when people turn their minds to giving to others. But the NSGEU actually gives back to the community all year round! On this week’s episode of Union Matters, we sit down and talk to NSGEU’s First Vice President, Sandra Mullen; Secretary-Treasurer, Darren McPhee; and Board member […]

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