"We believe that this decision sends a strong message to other employers in Nova Scotia and are hopeful that this employer will finally take staff safety concerns seriously." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) encourages those concerned about the health care crisis to let the health minister know how you feel.
“Employers quickly learn that OPSEU//NUPGE refuses to settle for second best when it comes to the interests of our members.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“It’s more important now than ever to have union representation, and OPSEU/NUPGE is absolutely the union of choice for allied health professionals working in Ontario.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3, Regional Vice-President and Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division
[This] announcement, while flashy, has left more questions than answers. There is one thing for certain, every community in Nova Scotia must now be asking themselves: are we next?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal government wasted millions privatizing our schools." — NSGEU acting President Sandra Mullen
“Beginning almost 15 years ago, these union members embarked on a campaign for compensation because they were sick. Today, they are responsible for setting an important precedent for all workers." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“I can’t believe that after the recent million dollar decision of the McNeil government not to privatize the motor vehicles, land and joint stock registries that [it] would even consider allowing the private sector anywhere near our health care system,” says Danny Cavanagh, NSFL President
NBU/NUPGE members help make New Brunswick work whether it's in hospitals, on highways, in forests and on the waterways, or at Service New Brunswick locations and numerous other government buildings.
"The Ministers knew lives were in danger, and they did nothing. What are they going to do now? That’s my question." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President