"From tax fairness and labour rights, to keeping the blood supply public, to fighting for good pensions or more long-term care beds, these are all issues that need a common voice and a common front to ensure they are protected." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
The conference will be a chance for community partners, policy makers, researchers, activists, survivors, and others to engage with the shelter sector.
"Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), who has spearheaded the creation and continued development of the NSGEU Bully-Free Workplaces Program, will present on June 12 at 9:30 a.m. about labour’s role in creating bully-free workplaces.