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April 17 is Equality Day


FREDERICTON – The following statement was issued by Randy Dickinson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, on the occasion of Equality Day:
On Thursday, April 17, we will be celebrating Equality Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The adoption of the charter in 1982 was an important milestone for which Canadians are justly proud. The charter has become part of what defines Canada, and New Brunswick, to Canadians and to the world.
The charter meant that many of the rights that we take for granted, such as freedom of speech, equality before the law and the presumption of innocence, were protected in the constitution for the first time. The necessity of a constitutionally-entrenched charter had been demonstrated, in part, by the ineffectiveness of the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960. Nearly every case under the this bill had failed, and many observers concluded that this was because it was not part of the constitution.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:13)

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Canada: Unions Entitled To Collect Personal Contact Information From Employers

Mondaq Business Briefing 

February 28, 2014 Friday  
419 words 

Canada: Unions Entitled To Collect Personal Contact Information From Employers

Jennifer McKenzie 

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled this month that unions are entitled to collect personal home contact information for bargaining unit members from employers - even for employees who don't join the union. 
Canada's historic "Rand Formula" states that while an individual cannot be forced to become a member of a union, she cannot expect the benefits of union action without paying for it. As a result, such employees pay dues but remain outside the union itself. Bernard was one such employee who alleged that the disclosure of her home contact information by her employer to the union violated her rights under the Privacy Act, and section 2(d) and 8 of the Charter, (freedom of association and unconstitutional search and seizure).

Last Updated (Monday, 14 April 2014 10:10)

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NBU welcomes a new component to the Union family!

The New Brunswick Union is proud to welcome a new group to the membership family! 31 members who work in the Information Technology field in the 6 NBCC Campuses across the province are now NBU members. Over the next few months, we will begin negotiation for their new collective agreement with the employer. 

Like any component, the Union will work to defend members’ rights under their respective collective agreement, and we will work with the employer to find solutions to create a work environment that is respectful, equitable, fair and efficient.

 The LRO responsible for this group is Carole McDonald, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 1-800-442-4420.

Susie Proulx-Daigle


Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:20)


Advanced Activist Training

If you are a union activist living in the following cities, please keep an eye out for your electronic invitation to the upcoming Regional Advanced Union Activist training during the following dates:

English Sessions

Miramichi : May 22nd , 23rd , 24th    

Fredericton : June 12th , 13th , 14th    

Last Updated (Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:22)


Thank you!

Dear NB Union member,

As winter hopefully comes to an end, let’s take a minute to reflect on this past winter season. We all know it has been a long, treacherous and often very inconvenient winter across the province. Knowing your line of work often puts you in potential harm’s way and having to brave the storms to do your jobs and serve the people of this province, I want to sincerely thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Even in times of massive storms, closures, bad road conditions, whiteouts, power outages, your everyday commitment to providing a good quality service to New Brunswickers does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. When others are at home, you are the front-line workers and whether it be your brothers and sisters working in our hospitals, patrolling our highways or nursing homes workers, you are often asked to work longer than expected hours, or in conditions that are less than ideal but you do it to assure the safety and well-being of our citizens, and for that we are grateful. You should be proud of the work you do.

On behalf of the New Brunswick Union, I want to thank you!

Susie Proulx-Daigle


Last Updated (Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:22)