Media Release Local 79 – St. Mary’s Reject Employers Offer

February 15, 2013

NSGEU Local 79, Support Staff at Saint Mary’s University, Reject Employers Offer and Ask Conciliator to File His Report

Halifax – Members of NSGEU Local 79, support staff at Saint Mary’s University, have voted 80 percent in favour of rejecting the employer’s offer and the union has asked the conciliator to file his report.

“The members of Local 79 are saying loud and clear that they need a fair offer from the employer,” says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union. “These women and men provide valuable support services at the University and are not going to accept a less than fair offer.”

The conciliator’s report will be filed on Monday triggering the 14-day countdown to when the local can legally strike. This is 12:01am March 5.

There are 178 members in the local who provide administrative, clerical, technical, and library services for Saint Mary’s University.


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

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

Deedee Slye, NSGEU Communications Officer

424.4063 (office)

497.6761 (cell)

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