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MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU President Applauds Decision to Keep Tourism Centres Open

NSGEU President Joan Jessome is today giving credit to the Nova Scotia government for its decision to keep the six remaining Visitor Information Centres open and run by the same experienced staff. “I am very pleased with this outcome. Over the last year, our members who work in these Visitor Information Centres have been very concerned […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Why are Visitor Information Centres Missing?

NSGEU president Joan Jessome is demanding the McNeil Government explain why Visitor Information Centres are absent from Nova Scotia’s 2016 Doers and Dreamers Guide. “Is this how they are communicating the closure to the employees?” asked Jessome. “Workers from Visitor Information Centres across Nova Scotia have yet to be called back to work. This is […]

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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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Cuts to Tourism and Parks Represent a Major Step Backwards

Province-wide – The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) is upset with the recently announced plans by the McNeil government to close two Visitor Information Centres (VICs) in Pictou and Digby, and to switch seven campgrounds to so-called “self service” registration arrangements. “In our view, these cuts unfairly target rural communities in Oakfield, […]

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