MEDIA RELEASE: NSGEU Convention Delegates Give Back

At NSGEU’s 2016 Triennial Convention, delegates and board members made commitments to give back to a variety of important community causes, including fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray.

First, the Board of Directors held a meeting immediately before Convention kicked off, where Board members decided to donate $10,000 on behalf of the membership to emergency relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Then, on Thursday morning, delegates voted in support of a motion to donate $42,500 annually to a variety of non-profit organizations, including Feed Nova Scotia, Mental Health Coalition of Nova Scotia, Kid’s Help Line, Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, and AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia. Finally, on Thursday afternoon, representatives from a wide range of NSGEU locals committed to donate a total of $9,025 to the NSGEU’s Cancer Care Fund, which is a financial resource that NSGEU members can access if they or a family member is diagnosed with cancer.

“NSGEU members are committed to giving back to their communities,” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome, “In the labour movement, solidarity isn’t just about standing by your fellow union members: it’s about standing shoulder to shoulder and helping others in their time of need.”


The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day.

For more information or to arrange an interview with NSGEU President, Joan Jessome, please contact:

Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer
902.424.4063 (office)
902.471.1781 (cell)

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