Know any non-union home support workers interested in unionizing, let NSGEU/NUPGE know!
“When he said what he said he told the people in the shop I’m lesser than him. I know he’s learning right now but people who hold public office must be held accountable. He should step down from running for mayor of this town.” — Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU
“I want to wish them, and all those involved, all the best in their ongoing battle to contain the fires that continue to burn and acknowledge and thank them for their professional work, dedication, and service.”— Jason MacLean, President of NSGEU
“At a time when Premier Stephen McNeil insists we cannot afford cost of living increases for public sector workers we all rely on every day — nurses; education and health care workers; civil servants — it is shocking he is willing to pay one man almost half a million dollars for one round of contract negotiations." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“I don’t want us to be apologetic for who we are and what we do, the wages we make and the pensions we have. I want us to say, 'you should have it too,’ and I want us to be able to inspire the rest of Nova Scotians to be union members.” — Jason McLean, NSGEU President
When people face financial instability, inadequate housing, poor working conditions, low wages, food insecurity, lack of education (the social determinants of health), it is difficult to maintain positive mental health. By organizing and advocating for good jobs, quality public services, fair labour rights and tax fairness, the National Union has created pressure on governments to improve the health of all Canadians.
"I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"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
"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
“We have an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of both our own members and these youth. It’s only a matter of time before we have a tragedy on our hands at Comhla Cruinn." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President