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Day of Mourning set for April 28

4 / 18 / 2019

Working with our members and employers to ensure a secure and safe workplace is of the utmost importance to the New Brunswick Union (NBU).That’s why April 28 takes on special significance.The National Day of Mourning - held each year on April 28 - honours those killed or injured while on the job. Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to mourn the dead and fight for the living, the day is now observed across Canada and recognized in more...

Higgs trying to play rigged game with workers

4 / 3 / 2019

There’s a reason people shouldn’t play three-card monte.The card game is one that often uses sleight of hand to rig the game in favour of the dealer. A rigged game is not a fair one, so why would anyone want to play?However, that’s exactly what Premier Blaine Higgs is trying to do to nursing home workers with his latest proposal – get them to play a rigged game.The Premier has suggested binding arbitration as a solution, but wants limits placed...

Let’s help Renous win Kraft Hockeyville

3 / 27 / 2019

The arenas in small towns across New Brunswick are more than just a sheets of ice. They are the hubs of communities where people gather to enjoy our great game, spend time with one another and encourage everyone to lead healthy lifestyles through sport.This year, Renous is one of the finalists for Kraft Hockeyville. Communities from across the country apply to the annual contest with the winner receiving $250,000 for arena upgrades as well as an NHL game to be...

NBU statement regarding legal proceedings

3 / 21 / 2019

“It’s unacceptable the province is keeping this in the court system rather than at the bargaining table. If government spent half the time it’s used trying to restrict the rights of workers in the court system and instead engaged in meaningful negotiations we feel this could have been resolved. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions.”Susie Proulx-DaiglePresident of the NBU

More details needed to assess budget

3 / 20 / 2019

While the current government has stated it wants to be transparent and provide more details to the public, today’s budget announcement was lacking in those areas.While some details were given, a lot of time was spent talking about balancing the budget and the modest surplus the government projects to achieve. What isn’t clear is how government will get there.We know cuts will have to be made in order to achieve what Finance Minister Ernie Steeves and Premier Blaine Higgs want...

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