Author Archive | Deedee Slye

Cancelled due to weather – A Celebration of Porters Lake Provincial Park – Sunday, March 22, 2015 at noon

Cancelled due to expected weather: The Friends of Porters Lake Provincial Park are holding “A Celebration of Porters Lake Provincial Park” and we are encouraging all members to attend if you are able: Place: Porter’s Lake Community Centre Trunk 7, Porters Lake  Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 Time: 12 – 1pm You may have heard […]

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Rally in Support of Whycocomagh Park Staff – Whycocomagh Fire Hall – Saturday, March 21, 11-1pm

You may have heard about the devastating cuts the provincial government has made to provincial park and visitor information centre staff with cuts to 58 seasonal positions across the province along with the closure of two Visitor Information Centres. They plan to replace staff with machines. NSGEU members and the public have been speaking up […]

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NSGEU Press Release: More must be done to prevent assaults in Burnside facility, says NSGEU.

Halifax – “More must be done to prevent assaults on Correctional Officers in Burnside”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union. The Canadian Press recently reported that assaults on Correctional Officers have nearly doubled in 2014, as compared to 2013. They say there were 32 assaults on Officers in […]

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Canadian Federation of Students Holding Day of Action on Wed. Feb. 4 at noon at Victoria Park

Our PSE Coalition partner (Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia) is holding a Day of Action on Wednesday, February 4, starting at 12:00 noon at Victoria Park in Halifax. There will be speakers, giant puppets, hot food and drinks, and a march down Spring Garden Road to the Legislature. Their three key demands are: […]

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Press Release: Cuts to child welfare services hurt the most vulnerable

The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union is not pleased to learn about recent cuts to child welfare services in rural communities. “Cutting these important services in rural Nova Scotia will hurt the most vulnerable people and their communities”, says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU). The […]

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Read Stephen Kimber’s column in the Metro News, “Divide and conquer: Weakening the power of Nova Scotia’s largest union”

Dear NSGEU members, Please read this article by Metro’s columnist Stephen Kimber as he describes the legislation as “politically targeted to weaken the province’s nemesis, the Nova Scotia Government Employees’ Union.” In his article, he correctly asserts the “legislation appears to be a slap in the face to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ […]

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Letter to Atlantic Business Magazine: Unions Play a Role in Creating Top Marks for Employers in Nova Scotia

The following is a letter President Jessome is submitting to the Atlantic Business Magazine regarding their article on the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada. Dear Editor, The January/February 2015 issue of Atlantic Business Magazine  names the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada, with 17 of them located in Nova Scotia.  Nine of these workplaces, […]

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Public Service Award/Long Service Award /Retirement Allowance At Risk! Premier McNeil targets the Public Service Award: Sends a Signal to Other Employers

In an interview on December 16, Premier McNeil announced he is targeting the Public Service Award for Civil Service employees in the next round of negotiations. Click on the following link to read the article:http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1258111-nova-scotia-premier-takes-aim-at-bonuses-for-exiting-civil-servants. In the same article, President Jessome defended the Award, and pointed out that Civil Service employees do not receive bonuses […]

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The NSGEU Board of Directors and staff wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

The NSGEU Board of Directors and staff wish you a safe and happy holiday season! From all of us at the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union  Proudly representing over 30,000 members who deliver quality public services across Nova Scotia.   Holiday Office Hours – 255 John Savage Ave. Dartmouth Monday, December 22 – open 9am-5pm […]

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