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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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Press Release: Talks Break Down Between NSGEU Home Support Workers and Northwood – Emergency Meeting Called

February 20, 2014 Halifax – Talks have broken down between NSGEU Local 34, home support staff and Northwood. The union has called an emergency meeting with its members for Sunday evening. “The Bargaining Committee returned to the table today, hopeful that the employer would meet our members’ demand for parity with other workers who have […]

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Press Release: NSGEU Home Support Workers at Northwood Vote to Reject Employer’s Offer

February 9, 2014 Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 34, home support staff who work at Northwood in HRM, have voted 97% to reject the employers offer at an emergency meeting this evening. “The Bargaining Committee could not recommend an agreement that did not contain parity with other workers who do the same job and […]

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Press Release – NSGEU: Pleased the Province is Strengthening Public Health and Safety Services

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Halifax – NSGEU President, Joan Jessome is pleased the government is strengthening its public health and safety services by hiring an additional five Occupational Health & Safety Officers as a part of the province’s workplace safety strategy. All five officers will be a welcomed addition to existing  NSGEU members who provide […]

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Superboard Concept Should be Scrapped After Alberta Health Board Firings – NSGEU Press Release June 13, 2013

Halifax:  The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) says the recent firings of all 10 board members of the Alberta Health Services Board should lead to the immediate scrapping of the whole idea here. The Union was responding today to the Alberta Minister of Health’s statement on Wednesday. According to NSGEU President Joan […]

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