Media

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CBC – Privatization of Registries: interview with Joan is at 7:30 mark

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/NS/ID/2672232474/

Global – Privatization of Registries: interview with Joan is at 5:21 mark

http://globalnews.ca/video/2123805/halifax-evening-news-jul-21-2

Private sector asked for interest in N.S. motor vehicle, land registries – Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1300530-private-sector-asked-for-interest-in-n.s.-motor-vehicle-land-registries

Government looking to privatize some services

http://www.southcoasttoday.ca/content/government-looking-privatize-some-services

NSGEU Press Release: Employees Blindsided by Closure of Dayspring in Bridgewater

http://nsgeu.ca/employees-blindsided-by-closure-of-dayspring-in-bridgewater/

Nova Scotia creates lean Department of Business – Herald – April 9

http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1279603-nova-scotia-creates-lean-department-of-business

Nova Scotia axes Economic and Rural Development, replaced by ‘leaner’ Business Department

http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Local/2015-04-09/article-4106086/Nova-Scotia-axes-Economic-and-Rural-Development,-replaced-by-%26lsquo%3Bleaner%26rsquo%3B-Business-Department/1

Nova Scotia cuts funds to health and wellness community groups – CBC – April 21

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-cuts-funds-to-health-and-wellness-community-groups-1.3041514

Health, seniors funding among many grants facing axe – Herald – April 21

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1281711-health-seniors-funding-among-many-grants-facing-axe

Rally held in Whycocomagh in support of park workers – Inverness Oran – April 20

https://www.invernessoran.ca/top-story/297-rally-whycocomagh-park-workers

NSGEU holds rally at Canso Causeway to protest budget cuts – Herald – April 20

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1281404-nsgeu-holds-rally-at-canso-causeway-to-protest-budget-cuts

N.S. sets ‘critical’ list for film industry needs – Herald – April 21

 

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1281721-n.s.-sets-%E2%80%98critical%E2%80%99-list-for-film-industry-needs

Communities lose satellite courts – the Reporter – April 14

http://www.porthawkesburyreporter.com/2015/04/14/communities-lose-satellite-courts/

Budget 2015: Assistance freeze and job cuts at Community Services – Media Coop – April 9

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/budget-2015-assistance-freeze-and-job-cuts-communi/33363

Nova Scotia Budget 2015 ignores real problems and lacks vision – CCPA – April 9

http://behindthenumbers.ca/2015/04/09/ns-budget-2015-ignores-real-problems-lacks-vision/

NSGEU Press Release – Bad news budget for people of Nova Scotia, public services

http://nsgeu.ca/?p=8674

Op-Ed in Herald by Charlene Porter: Machines Cannot Give Tourists What They Want – March 27

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1277173-%E2%80%98machines-cannot-give-tourists-what-they-want%E2%80%99

Pay attention private sector: Public sector wages are higher because the gender gap is much smaller – March 27

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/public-or-private-sector-the-gender-wage-gap-exists-in-both/article23637956/

New tourism agency to be “more nimble”, says CEO – March 26

http://www.southcoasttoday.ca/content/new-tourism-agency-be-more-nimble-says-ceo

Workers rally outside Nova Scotia legislature to protest tourism cuts – Global – March 27

http://globalnews.ca/news/1905962/workers-rally-outside-nove-scotia-legislature-to-protest-tourism-cuts/

Protesters Oppose Cuts to Parks – Port Hawkesbury Reporter – March 24

http://www.porthawkesburyreporter.com/2015/03/24/protesters-oppose-cuts-to-parks/

No, Fraser Institute. Public sector pay isn’t “skyrocketing.” – March 26

http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/no-fraser-institute-public-sector-pay-isnt-skyrocketing

Whalen on N.S. budget: Prepare to ‘feel some pain’ – March 26

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1276734-whalen-on-n.s.-budget-prepare-to-%E2%80%98feel-some-pain%E2%80%99

EDITORIAL: Facing up to public/private pay gap – March 25

http://thechronicleherald.ca/editorials/1276423-editorial-facing-up-to-publicprivate-pay-gap

5 charts show math doesn’t add up in new public sector wage attack by CFIB – Press Progress – March 25

http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/5-charts-show-math-doesnt-add-new-public-sector-wage-attack-cfib

About 130 people take part in Whycocomagh park rally – CB Post – March 24

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2015-03-23/article-4086667/About-130-people-take-part-in-Whycocomagh-park-rally/1

Feds to spend $85m on Parks Canada sites in Cape Breton – March 23

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1275960-feds-to-spend-85m-on-parks-canada-sites-in-cape-breton

Why Canada’s ‘bloated’ public sector is a good thing – March 23

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/top-business-stories/thank-goodness-canadas-public-sector-is-bloated/article23576938/

Rallies planned to protest park cuts (Herald) – March 20

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1275560-rallies-planned-to-protest-park-cuts

Diana Whalen says to expect ‘difficult decisions’ in budget (CBC) – March 20

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/diana-whalen-says-to-expect-difficult-decisions-in-budget-1.3002585

Closing Pictou Visitor Information Centre a Costly Blunder – March 17

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1274535-closing-pictou-visitor-info-centre-a-costly-blunder

Liberals see chance for savings in privatization – March 12

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1274349-liberals-see-chance-for-savings-in-privatization

Nova Scotia looks at privatizing registries – March 12

http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1310888/nova-scotia-looks-at-privatizing-registries/

Nova Scotia offers Royal Bank up to $22M to open financial services centre – March 11

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-offers-royal-bank-up-to-22m-to-open-financial-services-centre-1.2991600

For Canadian Taxpayers Federation, $8 billion is less than $1.9 billion (NUPGE) – March 11

http://nupge.ca/content/12150/canadian-taxpayers-federation-8-billion-less-19-billion

Bad Times are Coming to Rural Nova Scotia – March 9 

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/op-ed-bad-times-are-coming-rural-nova-scotia/33236

The Shelburne County Coast Guard: Nova Scotia union campaigning against park changes, VIC closures – March 6

http://www.thecoastguard.ca/News/Local/2015-03-05/article-4066610/Nova-Scotia-union-campaigning-against-park-changes,-VIC-closures/1

President Jessome on Rick Howe Show on News 95.7 regarding cuts to parks and Visitor Information Centres – March 4

http://www.news957.com/2015/03/04/the-rick-howe-show-9-am-322/

President Jessome on Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 regarding cuts to parks and Visitor Information Centres – March 3

http://www.news957.com/2015/03/03/the-sheldon-macleod-show-4-pm-81/

NSGEU Press Release on Government Cuts to Tourism and Parks – March 3

http://nsgeu.ca/cuts-to-tourism-and-parks-represent-a-major-step-backwards/

CBC report: NSGEU opposes cuts to parks and visitor centres  – March 3

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nsgeu-opposes-58-seasonal-job-cuts-at-parks-visitor-centres-1.2979687

Cape Breton Post article: Cuts to parks could hurt tourism – says Cape Breton worker – March 4

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2015-03-03/article-4064331/Cuts-to-parks-could-hurt-tourism,-says-Cape-Breton-worker/1

58 seasonal staff laid off, two visitor centres closed in Nova Scotia

http://globalnews.ca/news/1855169/58-seasonal-staff-laid-off-2-visitor-centres-closed-in-nova-scotia/

NSGEU Press Release: Cuts to child welfare services hurt the most vulnerable – January 29, 2015

http://nsgeu.ca/press-release-cuts-to-child-welfare-services-hurt-the-most-vulnerable/

Halifax Media Coop: Cuts to community services in rural Nova Scotia only the beginning – January 29, 2015

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/joan-jessome-community-services-job-cuts-rural-nov/33010

Zero mechanism for public service layoffs – Sept 23, 2014

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1238559-zero-mechanism-for-public-service-layoffs

Editorial: Nova Scotia public pay restraint a good idea, so apply to all – Sept 16, 2014

http://thechronicleherald.ca/editorials/1237388-editorial-nova-scotia-public-pay-restraint-a-good-idea-so-apply-to-all

Liberals urge public sector wage restraint – Sept 5, 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/liberals-urge-public-sector-wage-restraint-1.2756603

NS Premier Stephen McNeil takes aim at public sector costs – Sept 25, 2014

http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1166070/premier-stephen-mcneil-takes-aim-at-public-sector-costs-as-throne-speech-is-delivered/

Nova Scotia faces wage, program restraint to control spending in 2015: premier – Dec. 30, 2014

http://www.theprovince.com/business/Nova+Scotia+faces+wage+program+restraint+control+spending+2015/10689953/story.html

Nova Scotia premier takes aim at bonuses for exiting civil servants – Dec. 16, 2014

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1258111-nova-scotia-premier-takes-aim-at-bonuses-for-exiting-civil-servants