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 of our members and the public sector,” says MacLean.
Our members have been justifiably concerned about the future of the registries since government began considering privatization last fall. When governments choose to privatize a public service, they are handing over responsibility for our quality public services to private corporations, who are accountable first and foremost to their shareholders.
“Our public registries also provide approximately $150 million to the province in revenue every year,” says MacLean, “We are very pleased that government has done the math and realized that privatization is not the best way forward for Nova Scotians.”
The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotian’s count on every day.
For more information, please contact:
Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer
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