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The New Brunswick Union launches a new TV Ad
The New Brunswick Union launches a new TV Ad
The New Brunswick Union has launched a new television ad in which we talk about the importance of unions. Whether it’s here in the province or elsewhere in the country, union members make a difference in our everyday lives.
Our way of life is much different than it was 50 years ago due to the hard work of unions. The New Brunswick Union is building on that progress and is working towards a stronger tomorrow, for people all over the province, for your sons and daughters.
Whether it’s by keeping our roads safe, teaching our community college students, providing medical care in our hospitals, or providingsupport services across Government departments, the greatest strength we have in our “brand” is through our 8,500 members and the work they do towards a better New Brunswick.
You can view our new television ad for 2013-2014 below.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:33)
Member of the New Brunswick Union receives National Inclusive Education award
*From left : Mr. Wayne Milner, NBCC, Krista Carr, executive director of New Brunswick Association for Community Living, Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
There are many unsung heroes in the history of Inclusive Education in New Brunswick. They are the people who have worked quietly yet diligently to foster relationships, with the goal of creating a level playing field for students with a disability. Wayne Milner, a counsellor at the New Brunswick Community College’s Moncton Campus, is one such person. Wayne Milner received an inclusive education award from the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). The New Brunswick Union wishes to congratulate Mr. Milner on this award.
The certificate was presented at a ceremony organized by the New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL), at Government House in Fredericton. A focal point of NBACL’s celebrations marking National Inclusive Education Month in New Brunswick, the ceremony was hosted by the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick and the association’s patron, who was joined the Honourable Marie-Claude Blais, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Joy Bacon, president of NBACL, in making the presentations. A total of ten awards were given to individuals and groups for their efforts for inclusive education.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:48)
NBU 2014 Scheduled Events
May 2 - 3
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:43)
Invitation to information session on Shared Risk Pension Plan
The Government will be holding information sessions for all current members of the Public Service Shared Risk Plan. We invite you to click on the link below for the details of the sessions and participate.
Last Updated (Monday, 10 February 2014 14:03)
Demolition of historic T.S. Simms paint brush factory underway
West Saint John property will become part of J.D. Irving Ltd. operations
CBC News Posted: Jan 29, 2014 1:46 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 29, 2014 6:25 PM AT
Demolition of the T.S. Simms & Co. Limited building in west Saint John started on Wednesday.
Some area residents braved the snow to watch as the historic paint brush factory was slowly torn down.
Helen Stein, who worked there for 38 years, starting in 1962, was among them.
"The company was good to us. They thought about the people, you know what I mean," Stein told CBC News.
"For the longest time we were the only place where we got paid in cash. The Brinks would come around every Friday and you'd have to sign a card," she said.
The landmark structure was built in 1912.
New Brunswick Museum curator Gary Hughes salvaged the building blueprints, old posters and display racks that used to hold brushes and brooms.
"It made you feel sad that you were doing this. But at the same time there is a need to save what was a signature industry in this town," he said.
In 1969, Simms employed 500 Saint John workers. They helped invent new machines and other technology.
But in the 21st century, the plant became dated.
"We had to make a change," said Tom Simms, the fourth generation to run the family business.
T.S. Simms had announced last summer it would be closing the local manufacturing arm of the company. The last production run in Saint John was on Nov. 29 before production was moved to Missisauga, Ont., he said.
"It was a move that a lot of us resisted for some time. But we ultimately saw that we had little choice if we wanted to grow and remain competitive."
The corporate office, however, remains in Saint John, as it has since 1872, he said.
J.D. Irving Ltd. owns the property and needed the space, company spokesperson Mary Keith had said.
Asked on Wednesday about the company's plans for the site, Keith said: "At this time there are no plans to announce regarding the Simms Building footprint."
The property, which is zoned industrial, will become part of the adjacent forest products manufacturing site, where tissue and pulp are produced, Keith said in an email.
Demolition will continue into the weekend when removal of the water tower will reduce westbound traffic on Bridge Road to one lane between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, she Keith. The two eastbound lanes will remain open.
The tear-down is expected to take 10 weeks to complete, she said.
“Fairness Express 2013 – Unions matter"
Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 February 2014 07:47)
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