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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...

TV spot demonstrates caring approach of members

2 / 7 / 2019

“Here in New Brunswick we have a tradition of caring for each other.”Those are the first words spoken by New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle in its latest commercial.The spot highlights the hard work and caring nature of New Brunswickers delivering public services that make them essential to everyday life in our province.The human aspect of public services is often overlooked. When talks of privatizing aspects of the public sector are discussed, the human element is often left out.We believe...

NBU member competes on Jeopardy

2 / 1 / 2019

You couldn’t see it from your television screen, but Sean Thompson assures everyone it was happening.While standing on the set of the game show Jeopardy, he appeared confident and relaxed. However, the members of the Clerical and Regulatory component represented by the New Brunswick Union said he was nervous.“You couldn’t see it because of the podium, but my knees were shaking for the entire first round,” Thompson said. “I was buzzing in too soon and getting locked out.”He quickly found...

Tentative deal reached at Orchard View

1 / 23 / 2019

The employees of the Orchard View Long Term Care Home in Gagetown reached a tentative agreement with the employer on a new contract. The tentative deal was reached on Jan. 22, 2019. The New Brunswick Union (NBU) represents the workers at Orchard View. “While there’s work still to be done on this agreement, this would mark the first contract for this group,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “The next step is to present the deal to all members, answer their questions and...

Cannabis NB employees attempt to unionize at two stores

1 / 18 / 2019

On behalf of the employees at the Cannabis NB stores in Campbellton and Miramichi, the New Brunswick Union has applied to NB Labour and Employment Board to become the official bargaining agent for those two groups.The application was submitted on Jan. 17, 2019.“The majority of the employees at those two stores signed cards with us indicating they wanted to become unionized,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “We respect their rights and went forward with the application.”The NBU has cards signed...

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