Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
NSGEU/NUPGE is optimistic that the strong collective message members have sent will help in the next step of bargaining.
“Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
Closing of Victoria Order of Nurses in six provinces leaves thousands of people without care.
"It is very telling that this bill was brought forward by the Minister of Business, not the Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Act.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
The NSGEU/NUPGE has been leading the charge to improve the psychological health and safety of workers in Nova Scotia since 2010.
“The committee is incredibly disappointed by the lack of respect the McNeil government has shown for the spirit of the collective bargaining process." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“While the union cannot speak to the investigation of Mr. Lavin, I feel I must speak out and question whether it truly warranted terrorizing a family in their own home.” — Joan Jessome, President, NSGEU
"Our members who work for these registries provide quality public services to Nova Scotians, and in return, these services provide millions to the province in revenue." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU 1st Vice-President
"Creative" bargaining means austerity in Nova Scotia.