Between October 15th and November 12th, 2019 Grant Thornton hosted 19 regional one-hour group conversations, including three electronic sessions, asking you questions to better understand what Members need from their Union. If you were unable to take part in one of these regional sessions, or if you wish to give further input, Grant Thornton has set up a survey monkey questionnaire to allow Members to share in writing no later than Friday, November 22, 2019. The link to this questionnaire is:

Grant Thornton will gather information from the regional sessions and written responses into a comprehensive survey to be released to all members in early December.

What’s important to you? What do you need from your union?

The NSTU exists to serve you, the member, but we can’t do that well without understanding what you value.

To do this, we need YOUR help.

How’s this going to work?

With the assistance of a third party – Grant Thornton – we’ll be hosting a series of one-hour group conversations throughout the province, asking you questions to better understand what you need from your Union, and how we can do things differently in the future.

Why should you participate?

Whether you’ve been to a union meeting or not, your voice, and your opinion, matter. When we hear from members with varying degrees of experience and backgrounds, we will be better able to shape our short and long term goals to meet your needs.

What will we do with the information you share?

Once the one-hour group conversations have been completed, we’ll summarize the results and send them back to you in the form of a survey. The survey will let us know whether the subjects raised during the group discussions truly represent your priorities for the NSTU.

We’ll then develop a plan to put your priorities into action…and at next year’s Annual Council, there will be another opportunity to let us know if we got things right.

When is this taking place?

The one-hour group conversations and online survey will start in October and be completed by the end of November. Stay tuned to find out the date and location of the session scheduled in your region.

Worried? Don’t understand how it’s going to work?

Email us at with any questions you may have. This process is all about you.

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