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Events in Fort McMurray affect us all

5 / 5 / 2016

Watching the events unfold in Fort McMurray, Alberta has been terrifying for all Canadians. The videos and images from the fires are unbelievable and made all the more difficult as so many Canadians, from every province, live and work in Fort McMurray.New Brunswick is no exception. We all have friends of family members working in or around the area that have been evacuated and some have lost everything.Amidst the tragedy, we see Albertans and Canadians coming together to support one...

Conference a success

5 / 2 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) held a successful Union Activists training conference from April 29-30.About 100 union activists from across the province took part in the event which featured National Union of Public and General Employees President James Clancy as a guest speaker as well as workplace consultant Sally Wells and former human resources director for Horizon Health Leslie Reid.In addition to the guest speakers, attendees also had the opportunity to hear several NBU labour relations officers speak on a...

Day of mourning

4 / 28 / 2016

The National Day of Mourning - held each year on April 28 - honours those killed or injured while on the job.Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to mourn the dead and fight for the living, the day is now observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries.The New Brunswick Union (NBU) works with its members and their employers to try and ensure safe and secure workplaces."In order for people to be at their best on...

Villa Chaleur members sign new deal

4 / 22 / 2016

The Villa Chaleur bargaining group became the 20th component represented by the New Brunswick Union to officially sign a new collective agreement with its employer in the past 12 months. The deal was signed on Friday, April 22.Members of the bargaining team along with representatives from the employer took part in the ceremony at the Villa Chaleur Nursing Home in Bathurst.The terms and conditions of the agreement came into effect upon the signing."We feel this contract is beneficial for all...

Villa Chaleur members vote in favour of new contract

4 / 21 / 2016

A new collective agreement has been reached between members of the Villa Chaleur bargaining group represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the employer.The bargaining team and employer had previously reached a tentative deal. The ratification vote - which resulted in the contract accepted - took place April 20."I want to thank all of the members who took the time to study the agreement and vote," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "We feel this is a fair and equitable...

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