If you are lucky, you live in a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) region that treats patients responsibly. A similar patient 100 kilometres away could be getting poor care. This luck of the draw is unacceptable in a publicly funded system." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Value of Public Services
"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.
"It's important to keep the lines of communication with government open and productive to ensure our voices are taken into consideration." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"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
“It’s a tragedy when any worker loses their life on the job, and we hope his family can take some solace knowing that he was helping protect the public from wildfires.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The growing number of forest fires and the tragic death of a B.C. worker highlight the risks that fire fighters face. NUPGE calls for an increased federal role to recruit, train, equip and properly compensate the brave individuals who go into the woods to fight these fires.
As Canada once again celebrates National Public Service Week, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) urges Canadians to reflect on how public services provide all of us with a shot at the good life.
“Canada Post needs to listen to the community." — CUPW National President Mike Palecek.
Show your support for educational workers in Nova Scotia by joining the rally on June 10!
CLGS management is trying to short change developmental services workers insisting that previously bargained wages and pay equity payments would be deducted from these new provincial funds.