The NSGEU employs more than 50 professional staff who work on your behalf to improve the terms and conditions of your employment in areas such as wages, hours of work and overtime, illness and disability provisions, health and insurance benefits, pensions, occupational health and safety, and employment security.
The staff of NSGEU takes great pride representing your interests. Many of them are former NSGEU members and understand first-hand the issues you face in your workplaces.
If you are interested in working for the NSGEU, check our website regularly for job opportunities with us.
Director of Negotiations & Servicing – Government & Education
Director of Negotiations & Servicing – Health Care
Director of Administration & Financial Services
Art Beaver – Government & Education
Ian Johnson – Communications
Grant Vaughan – Healthcare Acute & Community
NSGEU Employee Relations Officers (EROs)
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Director of Negotiations and Servicing, and Servicing Coordinators, NSGEU EROs provide direct assistance and support to each of the union’s locals.
EROs serve as locals’ chief negotiators during bargaining. They help enforce the provisions of local’s collective agreements through consultation, negotiation, mediation and, when those tactics fail, formal grievance. During grievance proceedings, EROs help members through the arbitration/adjudication procedures, sometimes with the assistance of expert legal advice.
Each ERO is assigned to one or more locals. These assignments change from time to time.
Click here for an up-to-date list of EROs and the locals to which they are assigned.
Paul Cormier, CRSP (Occupational Health & Safety Officer)
Rose Marie DeVillers
Corry MacKinnon (Term)
Lori Smith (Organizing Officer)
Bully Free, Communications, Education, Pensions & Benefits, Policy and Research
NSGEU also has specialized staff in Communications, Education, Pensions & Benefits, Research, and Policy.
Bully Free Coordinator
Margaret Anne McHugh
Pension & Benefits Officer
Financial, Administrative, IT, Support and LRC staff
Lisa Bouchard, Executive Secretary to the President
Darlene Fleet, Executive Secretary to the Executive Director
Dawn Lohnes (temporary staff)
Office Systems Coordinator
Membership Records Clerk
NSGEU Labour Resource Centre staff
Paula Cuvelier (Temporary Staff)
Susan Sutherland (Temporary Staff)