Registries Should Remain Public; Privatization will Cost Nova Scotians – NSGEU
The Nova Scotia government announced today they are progressing to the next step in their bid to privatize Nova Scotia’s Registry of Motor Vehicles; Land Registry; and Registry of Joint Stocks.
President Jessome has been responding to the announcement in the media all day. You can view the interview with Global and CTV here.
She has spoken to the Canadian Press, The Chronicle Herald, Metro, CTV, Global, CBC television, French CBC, allnovascotia, and SouthCoastToday.
Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey’s comment, that this decision will not impact salaries, benefits, or union affiliation, gives us no comfort. If privatized, working conditions, job security, and benefits will all be at risk in future rounds of negotiations.
President Jessome is likening this decision to the one made by a previous government to privatize Nova Scotia Power where we now have higher rates, bad service, and no accountability. She warns that if the province privatizes these valuable services, it will be bad news for the cost and quality of the service and will be very difficult, if not impossible, to reverse.
Nova Scotians did not elect the Liberals to privatize and dismantle the public services families count on.
We will continue to advocate against the privatization of these valuable public services.
Please watch for further updates.
May 13, 2020
Dear members of Local 87, The NSGEU is putting out an EOI (Expression of Interest) for two bargaining unit members...
May 12, 2020
Yesterday (May 7), Premier Stephen McNeil announced government’s plan to award a bonus of up to $2,000 to frontline health...
May 8, 2020
Denied Vacation Carryover? Please read and consider joining our grievance Local 99 and 92/99 members: Your Collective Agreement has language...
May 2, 2020
Dear members, The NSGEU belongs to a coalition of unions representing workers in the post-secondary sector. Together, we have drafted...
May 1, 2020
A personal message from President MacLean Happy International Workers Day! (May Day). During this pandemic there are two things that...
April 27, 2020
The Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC) met as planned in March, but was not able to come to complete agreement...
April 24, 2020
Good afternoon, NSGEU members were mandated by the Minister of Health to be redeployed at Northwood Manor via Ministerial Order. We now know that...
April 16, 2020
Dear member, Here at the NSGEU, we have been hard at work trying to assist our members as the COVID-19...
March 26, 2020
I would like to thank you for the skills, dedication and support you are providing to your clients during this...