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International Women's Day

3 / 7 / 2019

With International Women’s Day upon us (March 8), I wanted to take the time to reflect on all the strong and proud women who call this province home.I’m inspired daily by the hard work, dedication, compassion and expertise of my colleagues at the New Brunswick Union and our members. Each day, their efforts make our province work while helping their fellow New Brunswickers in countless ways.For generations, the women of this province have been the backbone of New Brunswick. The...

Orchard View members make history

3 / 5 / 2019

The staff of Orchard View Long Term Care Home made history recently when they officially signed their first collective agreement.The contract was made official with a ceremony on Feb. 28.“I want to thank the bargaining team for working so hard on behalf of their colleagues,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “It was a total team effort. It’s very exciting for a group to negotiate and get its first contract completed.”Orchard View professionals work in Gagetown to ensure those residing at...

Austin's proposal doesn't add up

2 / 27 / 2019

Recently, the leader of the People’s Alliance – Kris Austin – put out a press release stating it’s time for government to privatize NB Liquor and Cannabis NB in the wake of former CEO Brian Harriman’s resignation.While it is Austin’s right to voice his opinion, as an elected official we fee he should back up his statements with facts and proposals. In his release, Austin doesn’t offer solutions just makes vague statements and offers no supporting facts.Let’s take a look...

NUPGE Scholarships

2 / 20 / 2019

Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of members or retirees of the National Union's Component unions or its affiliates and who are planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2019.  All scholarships awarded will...

Orchard View members ratify first contract

2 / 12 / 2019

An historic first was recently achieved by staff of the Orchard View Long-Term Care facility as they ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.The Orchard View members are represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU).The staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of the first contract with 89 per cent of members agreeing to the new deal.“The members of the bargaining team worked very hard on behalf of their colleagues,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “We’re very happy to get this first contract...

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