"This unit brought so much added-value to the table, including helping with issues outside of the child welfare system. The inability of this government to see the benefit of putting people before profit is just so short-sighted.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
NUPGE unequivocally stands in solidarity with the members of UNIFOR and all workers employed at GM’s Oshawa Assembly plant.
Let's continue to put the health of our communities and public safety before profits. Let’s keep Churchill’s Liquor Mart public! Please sign the petition.
The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) encourages those concerned about the health care crisis to let the health minister know how you feel.
“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member
[This] announcement, while flashy, has left more questions than answers. There is one thing for certain, every community in Nova Scotia must now be asking themselves: are we next?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Our premier made a commitment to protect and invest in public services, and cutting public services like closing ERs is the exact opposite.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It’s prudent that the government act now to fill those 400 positions before closing any sites, because until that happens, no improvements to patient care are possible.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Nova Scotians do not support this government selling off its’ public services. They work hard, pay their taxes, and deserve to get good public services in return." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
Halifax (08 Sept. 2015) — The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) has launched a new campaign designed to raise awareness of the consequences of privatization and service cuts from the provincial Liberal government.
"We urge government to rethink this decision, and to enhance, not eliminate, assistance for people — often in desperate straits — who need a helping hand.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“I do know that organizing the staff and negotiating a first contract with Saint Elizabeth Health Care was extraordinarily difficult, and the employer was very clear that they did not want to deal with a union in any way, shape or form." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We’re calling on the B.C. government to guarantee the Ishtar Transition Housing Society keeps these transition houses open.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“However the closure of the centre and the loss of the important services it provides are a real blow to the community. This is a short-sighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.