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Website to undergo maintenance

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 through 6 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22 the New Brunswick Union website (nbu.ca) will be undergoing maintenance.

This could result in the website being offline intermittently during this time.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Last Updated (Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:05)

 

Supreme Court decision provides big boost to Canadian Unions

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada issued an historic ruling in favour of organized labour.

The case revolved around a group of workers in Jonquière, Que. and their efforts to unionize and negotiate a collective agreement with their employer Wal-Mart.

In 2004, the Jonquière workers became the first North American Wal-Mart employees to unionize becoming members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. What followed was a lengthy battle that ended up in the nation's highest court.

Last Updated (Monday, 15 December 2014 09:46)

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Keep our roads safe this holiday season

Driving conditions on New Brunswick roads can be tough during the holiday season.

Unpredictable weather can wreak havoc on our highways, rural roads and city streets. With this in mind, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is encouraging all drivers to do their part to make this a safe and happy holiday season.

Holiday parties, whether it's with colleagues or with family and friends, are a staple of the season. However, if you drink during the festivities, please don't drive.

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Manufacturing support for Bill C-377

When you read about poll results, most people assume the findings are accurate and come with no strings attached.

However, that's not always the case. Take for instance the poll numbers being used by supporters of Bill C-377.

In a public presentation - Working in the Shadows for Transparency: Russ Hiebert, LabourWatch, Nanos Research and the Making of Bill C-377 - University Regina professors Sean Tucker and Andrew Stevens point out some troubling issues with a 2011 poll sponsored by LabourWatch and conducted by Nanos Research. The poll claims that 83 per cent of Canadians agreed with a mandatory public financial disclosure for both public and private sector unions on a regular basis.

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Contributions wanted for new publication The Feminist Word

The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) is seeking contributions for its new digital publication The Feminist Word.

The online offering will feature stories, points of view, artwork and opinions from diverse young Canadian feminists. If you identify as a young feminist between the ages of 15 and 29 and have an analysis, personal story, comment or art work you want to share with others, the CRIAW encourages you to submit it for consideration.

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