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Employment Opportunity - Communications Officer

The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees, representing over 8,500 unionized public and private employees in New Brunswick, is seeking applications to fill a full-time permanent Communications Officer position.  This position is based in Fredericton.  

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
  • A university degree preferably in Communications or Journalism or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in external and internal communications with a proven ability to develop and implement communication plans and campaigns
  • Proven ability in understanding communication principles and practices
  • Strong and versatile writer and editor with the ability to  create compelling messages, images and brand distinction
  • Strong ability to analyze organizational and membership needs and deliver messages via appropriate channels.
  • Strong computer skills with advanced working knowledge of applicable software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Superior collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Open minded, flexible, adaptable to change
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and capable of prioritizing work as required.
  • Bilingualism, both written and spoken is an asset

Last Updated (Thursday, 09 October 2014 08:06)

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Board of Trustees for the Shared Risk Plan for Certain Bargaining Employees of New Brunswick Hospitals (CBE Shared Risk Plan)

 

Full cost of living increase will be provided to members of the CBE Shared Risk Plan
 
October 1, 2014
 
The Board of Trustees for the CBE Shared Risk Plan recently approved a full cost of living increase of 1.43% for all CBE Shared Risk Plan members. The pension plan passed the risk management tests under its funding policy that will enable the full cost of living increase for 2014 to be provided to members.
 
The annual cost of living increase is determined based on the increase in the average of the CPI (Canada) for the 12 month period ending the preceding June. The increase will be applied on January 1, 2015.  Active members will have the increase applied to the benefit that they have earned up to December 31, 2013.  Retirees will have this amount applied to their monthly pension benefit. This increase will apply to both active and retired members in January 2015.
 
As with past practice, retirees will receive notification in December outlining the increase they will receive in their monthly benefit starting January 2015.
 
The Board of Trustees includes (one position is currently vacant):
  • Marilyn Quinn (Chair) President of the New Brunswick Nurses Union. 
  • Tom Maston (Vice-chair) Deputy Minister of Health.
  • Susie Proulx-Daigle, President of the New Brunswick Union.
  • Lydia Jaillet, Dietician, Horizon Health Network
  • Mark Thompson, Director of Corporate Support Services, Department of Health
  • Shelley Duggan, Nursing Supervisor, Horizon Health Network.
  • Janet Walker, Nurse Manager, Horizon Health Network.
  • Vicky Squires, Corporate Director of Organizational Development, Horizon Health Network
  • Richard Luton, Managing Director, Department of Finance
 

Important layoffs at Moosehead Breweries

 

Moosehead Breweries has announced the loss of an important contract, subsequently, the layoffs of 70 employees at the production plant in Saint John.

The New Brunswick Union is saddened by these important layoffs and the impact it will have on Local 362.

“The members of Local 362 are dedicated to their work and the Union’s main goal throughout this process is to work diligently with the employer to minimize the impact on our members and their families,” said NBU’s President, Susie Proulx-Daigle

“We understand that layoffs are a very stressful situation for any member, and these affected members can be assured that our labour relations officers will work diligently with them and the employer to assure proper union representation, and to make sure the collective agreements are respected,”

The layoffs will take effect in June 2015. 

 

Full cost of living increase will be provided to members of the PSSRP

News Release 

02 October 2014
 
FREDERICTON – The Joint Board of Trustees for the Public Service Shared Risk Plan has approved a full cost of living increase of 1.43 per cent for all members, which includes more than 30,000 active and retired plan members.
 
The announcement was made by the chair of the joint trust board Marilyn Quinn after consideration of the pension plan's financial position.
 
“As recently communicated to all members of the Public Service Shared Risk Plan, the pension plan passed the risk management tests under its funding policy,” Quinn said. “We are pleased to announce that this has enabled the full cost of living increase for 2014 to be provided to members.”
 
The annual cost of living increase is based on the increase in the average of the Consumer Price Index (Canada) for the 12 month period ending the preceding June. It will be applied on Jan. 1, 2015. 
 
Active members will have the increase applied to the benefit that they have earned up to Dec. 31, 2013.  Retirees will have this amount applied to their monthly pension benefit.
 
As with past practice, retirees will receive notification in December outlining the increase they will receive in their monthly benefit starting in January, 2015.
 
The Joint Board of Trustees for the Public Service Shared Risk Plan includes:
  • Marilyn Quinn (chair) president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union;
  • Leonard Lee-White (vice-chair) assistant deputy minister of Finance, Treasury Division;
  • Ernie MacKinnon, former chief executive officer and director of the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation (Retired);
  • Mark Gaudet, assistant deputy minister responsible for Corporate Services and Fleet Management, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • Ross Galbraith, business manager of Local 37 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); and
  • Susie Proulx-Daigle, president of the New Brunswick Union.
02-10-14
 
Media Contact(s) : Marilyn Quinn, chair of the Joint Board of Trustees for the Public Service Shared Risk Plan, (506) 453-0821

Last Updated (Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:57)

 

Platforms

Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:30)

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Happy Labour Day

On behalf of the New Brunswick Union, I want to wish you and your families a Happy and Safe Labour Day! 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:23)

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