Nova Scotia

“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2018-10-05)Read more

"Every Nova Scotian should be able to get the care they need, no matter where they live." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2018-07-13)Read more

"The Premier could fly to China and back in the time it takes some seniors to get from emergency to an in-patient bed." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2018-02-12)Read more

"Seeing today's amendment shows the impact our members can have when we unite together and make sure our voices are heard." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2017-10-05)Read more

"It is now abundantly clear that government is not genuinely interested in reaching an agreement with our members." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2017-08-08)Read more

The NSGEU/NUPGE hopes that by envoking the assistance of a provincial conciliation officer a settlement can be reached.

(2017-01-09)Read more

"Public registries provide approximately $150 million in revenue every year. We are pleased that government has done the math and realized that privatization is not the best way forward.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President

(2016-04-18)Read more

“At a time when government is investing in safety measures at the legislature, why are they content with our courthouses being unsafe?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President

(2016-04-11)Read more

Visitor Information Centres will remain open and run by the province.

(2016-03-01)Read more

"The Premier and the Minister of Health have to step back and start addressing the real issues facing patient care and health care providers — one of the major issues being nurse- to-patient ratios.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

(2016-02-25)Read more

Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government's budget. 

(2016-02-16)Read more

Add your voice to the fight against Bill 148. Show your support for public service workers who want to bargain fairly.

(2015-12-16)Read more

“When privatization proponents promise that savings will be half the value of a contract, hold onto your wallet.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

(2015-12-14)Read more

 “Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

(2015-12-07)Read more

“This lack of disclosure makes us wonder if the government truly is sincere when they say they want to work with unions to find cost savings." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President 

(2015-11-04)Read more

Despite shrinking government revenue through stalled wages and selling off public services, the Nova Scotia government continues to privatize.

(2015-09-24)Read more

Privatizing is only going to result in more low-paid work for our rural communities, where good jobs are needed now more than ever." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

(2015-07-07)Read more

Nova Scotia government celebrates National Tourism Week with job cuts, closing Visitor Centres and privatizing services. 

(2015-06-02)Read more

Budget signals start of sell-off of public assets into private hands.

(2015-04-10)Read more

Public services are vital to strong communities. Find out how you can help protect and improve them. Visit for more information.

(2015-03-25)Read more