“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
"Every Nova Scotian should be able to get the care they need, no matter where they live." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"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
"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
"It is now abundantly clear that government is not genuinely interested in reaching an agreement with our members." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
The NSGEU/NUPGE hopes that by envoking the assistance of a provincial conciliation officer a settlement can be reached.
"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
“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
Visitor Information Centres will remain open and run by the province.
"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
Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government's budget.
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“When privatization proponents promise that savings will be half the value of a contract, hold onto your wallet.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“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
Despite shrinking government revenue through stalled wages and selling off public services, the Nova Scotia government continues to privatize.
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
Nova Scotia government celebrates National Tourism Week with job cuts, closing Visitor Centres and privatizing services.
Budget signals start of sell-off of public assets into private hands.