NSGEU/NUPGE responds to provincial government's announcement that they are progressing to the next step in their bid to privatize Nova Scotia’s Registry of Motor Vehicles, Land Registry, and Registry of Joint Stocks.
"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
“This work should be done in-house,” Thomas said. “Compared to these private companies, we really can do it better and cheaper in the public sector.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Again, our message is simple. A fair and reasonable wage increase is not too much to ask.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Like all negotiations, there was give and take. We will present these deals to the members and look forward to hearing their opinions." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Nova Scotia government celebrates National Tourism Week with job cuts, closing Visitor Centres and privatizing services.
Research has shown that when a public service is privatized, the quality of the service is at risk and the cost to the public increases.
“There are people who have been evicted from their apartments because the government rent cheque didn’t come through. I don’t think the Minister understands the magnitude of this. If she does understand, her hard-heartedness is off the scale.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The breakdown of the SAMS computer program has had a heavy toll on the thousands of disadvantaged people who rely on social assistance.
Employers have a responsibility to ensure proper safety protocols are implemented and enforced in workplaces across the province.