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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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Union Matters: Dignity.Period

Guest host Mary Otto, President of Local 43 and representative of NSGEU’s Political Action Committee interviews Guest host Mary Otto, President of Local 43, and member of NSGEU’s Political Action Committee interviews Erin Casey and Joan Helson about a campaign called Dignity. Period. From a blog written by Erin Casey: One-third of Canadian women under the […]

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Union Matters Podcast #5: Weed & The Workplace

On this week’s episode of Union Matters, we sit down with labour lawyer Jill Houlihan to talk about a hot topic: weed and the workplace. Since the legalization of cannabis four short weeks ago, many employees (and employers) have been left with unanswered questions about how use of the substance – recreationally and medicinally – […]

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Union Matters: Domestic Violence Leave

On this week’s podcast, we speak with NSGEU Employee Relations Officer Gina Boyd about the issue of domestic violence leave in Nova Scotia. This spring, the provincial government introduced legislation that includes a provision for up to ten intermittent days of unpaid leave to allow victims of domestic abuse to seek out services and supports. […]

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