“Dave was not just known in Nova Scotia, but through his work in the labour movement, he had an impact across Canada, especially through his work on the NUPGE National Executive Board.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
Ottawa (24 Jan. 2019) — It is with deep sadness that members of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) mourn the death of a leader in our union, Dave Peters.
Peters was a lifelong labour activist in Nova Scotia. During that time he held a number of leadership roles in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), in NUPGE, and in the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour. From 1994 to 1999, Peters served on the National Executive Board of NUPGE and as the President of the NSGEU/NUPGE.
Peters continued his activism after retirement
Even after retiring, Peters continued to work on behalf of working people and the community as a whole. For many years, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Public Services Superannuation Plan representing the Nova Scotia Government Retired Employees Association. His service reflected his strong belief in the importance of pensions and public services.
Peters’s belief in public services was also reflected in his work in his community where he served as Chairman of the Southwest Hants Fire Department.
National Union expresses our condolences to his family and friends, and to NSGEU/NUPGE members
“Dave was not just known in Nova Scotia, but through his work in the labour movement, he had an impact across Canada, especially through his work on the NUPGE National Executive Board,” said Larry Brown, NUPGE President. “He was a fine person, good to work with, very principled and devoted to the best interests of the union's membership.”
“He truly made a difference in so many lives. The Officers, staff and Board of the National Union extend our condolences to Dave’s family and friends,” said Brown.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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