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ITCO votes yes on new deal

2 / 8 / 2016

The Industrial Training and Certification Officers bargaining group represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) voted to ratify a tentative collective agreement with the provincial government."I want to thank everyone who voted on the contract and took the time to review the proposal," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Both sides worked hard to reach this agreement."The collective agreement comes into effect once it's officially signed. The contract is for five years and three months and runs from Nov. 23, 2015...

NBU has concerns following budget announcement

2 / 2 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union's reaction to the 2016 provincial budget is mixed. While details of some aspects of the budget were discussed in great detail, others were lacking leaving the NBU and its members with many questions. We expect to know more in the coming days and weeks as we meet with various government departments to understand how the budget will impact our members and the services they provided. The union believes government took the right approach in protecting healthcare and education...

Two groups make new contracts official

1 / 20 / 2016

A pair of groups represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) made their contracts official during a signing ceremony on Wednesday.Engineering and Field and Highway Supervisors components signed new collective agreements during separate events held at Chancery Place in Fredericton. Members of the bargaining teams for both components as well as NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle and coordinating labour relations officer Michelle Losier took part in the ceremony. Human Resources Minister Denis Landry and other government officials represented the employer.The Engineering...

Group reaches tentative deal with the province

1 / 20 / 2016

The Industrial Training and Certification Officers Local 2 (ITCO) - represented by the New Brunswick Union - has reached a tentative deal with the province on a new collective agreement.The two sides emerged from negotiations with a tentative agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The ITCO bargaining team will now present the deal to members which will be followed by a ratification vote."I want to thank the bargaining team for the hard work they've put in on behalf of their...

New Brunswick needs first contract legislation

1 / 14 / 2016

New Brunswickers are currently watching a labour dispute play out in the Hartland area.Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1288P working at Covered Bridge Potato Chips have been in a legal position to strike since June. Approximately 20 members began a strike on Tuesday, Jan. 5.The sides have yet to agree to a first contract and details contained in a labour board decision from August, 2015 do not indicate a resolution is coming soon. During a session...

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