Media Release: Employees at the WCB, NSGEU Local 55, Vote to Strike

May 7, 2018

Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 55, who work for the Workers’ Compensation Board, have voted 83% in favour of strike action to back their demands at the bargaining table.

The Union and the Employer enter the conciliation process tomorrow, May 8 and May 9th.

“This strike vote is motivated by a real concern for fair treatment by the Employer as the WCB moves forward with a transformation of their operations,” says NSGEU President Jason MacLean. “At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation.”


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, and to arrange for an interview with President MacLean please contact:

Deedee Slye

NSGEU Communications Officer

902-424-4063 (office) 877-556.7438 (toll free)

902-497-6761 (mobile)

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