In an article in the Chronicle-Herald the provinces' Finance Minister, Maureen MacDonald, states that “the government has no interest in privatization”.
Halifax (29 Jan. 2013) - The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) are commending the provinces' NDP government for defending the principal of publicly owned liquor stores. Previous governments in the province had speculated on selling the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).
In an article in the Chronicle-Herald the Finance Minister, Maureen MacDonald, states that “the government has no interest in privatization.”
According to a statement posted to the NSGEU/NUPGE website "the employees of the NSLC deliver a quality service to Nova Scotians. They have a comprehensive system of checking I.D. that keeps liquor out of the hands of minors and provide value to the public with the quality of their service and assistance."
"Our members who work in the warehouse and those in administration behind the scenes keep the liquor moving and ensure schedules are met and bills paid, while NSLC managers ensure the service is delivered expertly and efficiently."
"It’s about time we had a government that spoke up for this valuable public asset that provides Nova Scotians with quality service, employment opportunities and much needed revenue for the province."
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE