NSGEU President Joan Jessome endorses Ken Georgetti for CLC President | National Union of Public and General Employees

NSGEU President Joan Jessome endorses Ken Georgetti for CLC President

"We all know that Ken has proven himself a consistent and solid leader. We know that he understands our challenges and that he excels at helping us work together so that we can win together." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President and CLC VP.

photo of Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE)Halifax (24 April 2014) — Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) and a Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has thrown her support behind Ken Georgetti in his re-election campaign for CLC President. 

Jessome is also an Executive Board member of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Both James Clancy, National President, and Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer have endorsed Georgetti for CLC President.

"Ken has earned my trust and my respect. He’s a strong leader and I know that he genuinely cares about helping all of us," says Jessome

"I was elected President of my union the same year that Ken was elected President of the CLC," says Jessome. "I can tell you from experience that being a labour leader is not an easy job. You face so many different personalities and priorities and emergencies that it’s impossible to please everybody all the time. But throughout my presidency, which has kept me very involved with the CLC, Ken has earned my trust and my respect. He’s a strong leader and I know that he genuinely cares about helping all of us."

"Now is not the time to change our leader: the Supreme Court is in the process of deciding the future of our labour laws, and next year, we will all have to face off against the Harper Conservatives in the federal election. We’re heading into very stormy weather, and we risk everything if we risk changing our captain now."

Work Together, Win Together

"The CLC is all of us, not just me or you or Ken Georgetti. But we all know that Ken has proven himself a consistent and solid leader. We know that he understands our challenges and that he excels at helping us work together so that we can win together."

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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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