“How can the employer ask its workers to take a $20,000 pay cut when it’s given its CEO a $20,000 pay hike?” — Len Mancini, OPSEU Local 216 bargaining committee Chair
“It took some time for the employer to come around, but eventually they got the message that Local 152 members were serious about equity and clarity.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We know that AFSME, and public sector workers across the United States, will defend themselves and the services they provide against this political attack on workers’ rights. We are with them in this fight, today, and in the coming days. Our work continues.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Even though the work we do is incredibly important, it has been sadly neglected by the government. By mobilizing our members and building alliances with community groups, we forced the previous provincial government to commit to a base funding increase to our agencies.” — Erin Smith-Rice, the Chair of OPSEU’s Developmental Services Sector.
If private prison companies can’t be trusted to house people convicted of crimes, why on earth are they being trusted to look after children?
“This truly is a ground-breaking deal that will help achieve fairness for casino workers across the industry.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Halifax (26 June 2018) — On June 1, employees of Shannex – Orchard Court voted overwhelmingly to join the the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union (NSGEU/NUPGE). Orchard Court is a long-term care facility located in Kentville. The over 30,000 NSGEU/NUPGE) members proudly welcome the employees of Orchard Court and look forward to working in solidarity to continue […]
[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
“The government is unwilling to agree to reasonable improvements in the collective agreement that would give workers and their families a little more economic security.” — Barry Nowoselsky, Chair of the Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) negotiating committee
The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.