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Rob Dekany and his boat are here to help

2 / 21 / 2020

When your nickname becomes synonymous with good deeds, you know you’ve done something right.That’s the case for Rob Dekany, better known as Uber Rob.The New Brunswick Union member used his boat to help the people of Darling’s Island reach the mainland during the two most recent floods in the province.His first steps towards earning the nickname occurred during the flooding in 2018 when he noticed the water on the road heading into the island was much higher than in years...

NBU members to help fight wildfires in Australia

2 / 21 / 2020

A total of 16 Forest Rangers from the province will head to Australia Feb. 6 to help fight the devastating wildfires in the country.Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU), the group will be in Australia for a period of 31-35 days.In order to qualify to work in a challenging environment such as situation in Autralia, members have to complete the WFIX-FIT TEST, which according to its website, “is an unbiased, valid and reliable assessment of the ability of Wildland...

Book reminds us public enterprise gets it right

2 / 21 / 2020

The Canadian Labour Institute for Social and Economic Fairness recently published an article looking at the work of author Linda McQuaig. Below is the piece which examines the finding in her latest work The Sport & Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth:We don’t count on capitalism when the chips are down. That’s just one of the singular insights Linda McQuaig offers up in her latest book The Sport & Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich...

Mariane Rioux recipient of national scholarship

11 / 8 / 2019

Each year the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is a member – awards six scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers.The scholarships are available to the children/grandchildren and foster children/grandchildren of the current 390,000 members of NUPGE.The NBU is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students is Mariane Rioux. As the first winner of NUPGEs newest scholarship, Mariane reflected on...

Selesse earns accolades

11 / 6 / 2019

Roger Selesse, a New Brunswick Union member with the Resource Services component, has been named New Brunswick’s Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club.The group honours conservation officers throughout Canada and the United States who show exemplary commitment to the protection of wildlife and the enforcement of conservation laws.With more than 30 years of experience, Selesse earned the recognition through his work with activities including hunter education and Fish NB Days, among others.Based in Campbellton, Selesse is a...

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