Nova Scotia Journal

NSGEU elects new president

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Sandra Mullen led Nova Scotia’s most prominent union after Jason MacLean did not reoffer.
  • Sandra Mullen was the only nominee in the race to become NSGEU president. 

Sandra Mullen is the latest president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union.

Mullen, the only contender pursuing the position, was announced at a convention on Saturday.

She substitutes longtime president Jason MacLean, who chose not to reoffer. He has declared his intention to run for a job with the National Union of Public and General Employees — the national image of the NSGEU and other regional unions across the nation. 

The NSGEU is Nova Scotia’s largest union, with about 34,000 members.

There were 316 voting representatives at the convention.

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Sandra Mullen is the latest president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union

Mullen served as the union’s first vice-president for the previous six years. Hugh Gillis decided to take Mullen’s ex-post.

“I’m excited about the challenge and humbled by the help of the delegates here at the convention as I was selected to the position and praised in that role,” Mullen said.

“We’ve been working with our members, bringing them through the core of this pandemic, and we’re still dealing with its effects.”

Staffing problems

According to Mullen, the pandemic found many flaws in the system, including a staff need in some sectors. 

Mullen said the new executive programs work with the government to enhance recruitment and retention.

Source – cbc.ca

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