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Tentative agreement reached with NBCC

11 / 16 / 2017

Instructors working in the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) system and their employer have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.The instructors are members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU).The tentative deal was reached on Nov. 15."It's been a long process to get to this point," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Both sides have worked long hours to come to this agreement."The next step in the process is for members of the bargaining team to present the...

NBU supports government changes regarding First Contract Arbitration

10 / 26 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union is pleased to see the provincial government has committed to bring forth changes to the Industrial Relations Act to usher in First Contract Arbitration.As it currently stands, arbitrations are not available to unions seeking a first contract if a deal cannot be reached with management.The changes will help both the employer and union negotiate a first contract by providing arbitration. This would help establish the first contract from which both parties can work in the future...

Management of ambulance services cause for concern when it comes to Extra-Mural program

10 / 25 / 2017

Recent media reports regarding response times for Ambulance NB are cause for concern when it comes to the province's recently announced plans for the Extra Mural program.A series of stories in the Telegraph-Journal detailed long response times in various communities for ambulance services. The New Brunswick Union wants to make it clear, the issue is not with the job being done by paramedics, they do great work under stressful and difficult circumstances.The issue is with Medavie, the private company that...

Brewery workers highlighted in latest ad

10 / 17 / 2017

The latest television ad created by the New Brunswick Union highlights the member who help produce some of the best beer in the world.Employees of Moosehead Breweries are featured in the spot which corresponds with the 150th anniversary of the company."Our members do a tremendous job and we wanted to recognize their contribution to one of our country's most iconic companies," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.The ad features five different members who work in various parts of the process to...

Health care changes should concern New Brunswickers

9 / 27 / 2017

Recent announcements from the provincial government regarding health care are troubling.Our elected officials have privatized the management of Tele-Care and Extra-Mural programs while dismantling the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.In all cases, the political reasoning has been weak. In the Extra-Mural program, both those who represent the professionals working in the service - including the New Brunswick Union - and those receiving the care have united in calling for government to not allow this to happen.The pleas...

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