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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: 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: 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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