NSGEU members sock it to poverty with winter campaign

NSGEU/NUPGE are helping families across Nova Scotia prepare for the winter months.

Halifax (02 Nov. 2012) - Members of the the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) are collecting new winter hats, scarves, mitts, socks, and money (used to purchase warm accessories in bulk) for those in need until January 26.

Last year, NSGEU/NUPGE, supported by the Human Rights Committee, collected thousands of dollars’ worth of goods during our annual campaign. This goal for this year is to do even better.

Winter can be a very difficult time for Nova Scotians who are already struggling to make ends meet. On top of high food bills, they also have to cope with rising power and heating bills as the temperatures dip.

These additional costs often mean that people do not have the money left over to buy what many of us consider “essentials”: winter hats, scarves, mitts, and yes, even socks.

Whatever is collected in a region will stay in that region and will be distributed to organizations by the end of January.

How to get more involved?

Members are encouraged to contact their Local President in order to deliver donations or just bring them to the next union meeting.

Union locals can make a cash donation to the campaign from its discretionary social fund. Cash donations are used by the union's Human Rights Committee to purchase warm accessories in bulk.

Or start a collection in the workplace.


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

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