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MEDIA RELEASE: Keep Hospitals & Health Care Public

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 We were deeply disturbed to learn that Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government is once again spending public dollars investigating the possibility of entering into a P3 deal to fund our province’s public hospitals. “This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Acting President Applauds Decision to Keep Registries Public

Acting NSGEU President Jason MacLean is today giving credit to the Nova Scotia government for its decision to keep our land, motor vehicle and business registries public. “We are extremely pleased that government has ultimately taken the same position we have maintained: that these important services should remain where they belong, in the capable hands […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Selling Off Public Services Not In Nova Scotians’ Best Interests

Yesterday, Finance Minister Randy Delorey announced that Nova Scotia’s books were in even worse shape than his government had originally anticipated. The primary reason for this shortfall is cited as decreased personal income tax revenues, which is “primarily due to slower growth in compensation of employees.” “If the deficit has risen already because of shrinking […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Union Calls On Premier to Honour Written Commitment

In light of the process currently underway to privatize Nova Scotia’s Motor Vehicle, Joint Stock and Land Registries, NSGEU President Joan Jessome is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to honour the written commitment he made just two years ago, when he signed onto the “Five Point Quality Public Service Protection Plan for Nova Scotia” (see […]

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Home support services at risk!

**Please note: this is an article that appeared in the Summer issue of The Stand.** Since December 2014, the Liberal government has been exploring opportunities to further contract out (and privatize) all home support services in Nova Scotia. Today, there are more than 20 companies providing home support services in the province. The NSGEU represents […]

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Update: Home Support Services

Since December 2014, the Liberal government has been exploring opportunities to further contract out (and privatize) all home support services in Nova Scotia. Today, there are more than 20 companies providing home support services in the province. The NSGEU represents approximately 1,900 home support workers and schedulers working for 11 of these companies, which are […]

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Registries Should Remain Public; Privatization will Cost Nova Scotians – NSGEU

The Nova Scotia government announced today they are progressing to the next step in their bid to privatize Nova Scotia’s Registry of Motor Vehicles; Land Registry; and Registry of Joint Stocks. President Jessome has been responding to the announcement in the media all day. You can view the interview with Global and CTV here.   […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Laid Off Workers Still Awaiting Placement As Government Privatizes

Contrary to recent statements made by Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane, many laid off civil service members are still awaiting placement. In Monday’s edition of The Chronicle Herald, MacFarlane said of the 12 of the workers directly affected by the closure of the Pictou Visitor Information Centre: “All of them have been placed, have found […]

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Bad news budget for people of Nova Scotia, public services

“Cuts to public sector jobs released in today’s budget are a shameful attack on our valuable services and the frontline staff who deliver them,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). “It is also the beginning of the sell-off of public assets into private hands.” The Liberal government […]

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