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With about three million Canadians still out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government recently announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will continue for another eight weeks.The CERB provides those who lost their employment due to the…
While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of the norms we have operated in for decades, it has also presented us with an opportunity to use this time to reform some outdated and dangerous practices in our workplaces.Recent research conducted…
The Black Lives Matter movement is offering everyone a chance to reflect on their own experiences and beliefs. For those who have been oppressed it’s an opportunity to have their voices heard and to speak about the injustices they have…
Governments, employers and unions must all work urgently to address several critical weaknesses in Canada’s employment laws and policies to ensure the re-opening of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 can be safe and sustained.That’s the core message of…
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member – has joined over 190 national and provincial organizations in calling for urgent implementation of universal, public pharmacare.COVID-19 unemployment harms access…
The New Brunswick Union and the government of New Brunswick have agreed to extend the mobility agreement to June 30 for members in Parts I, II and IV.The agreement allows some members to be shifted to other jobs in order…
After three months of daily news about the COVID-19, we are seeing the major impact the pandemic is having, not only on people's lives and work, but also on how they see the country moving forward. Canadians clearly want to…
“The issue of childcare is this generation’s medicare story, and we’ve got to get it done.”This was one of the statements from economist Armine Yalnizyan during a recent interview on CBC’s The Current radio show. The expert was discussing economic…
Disappointed.This is the word Premier Blaine Higgs used in a press conference to describe how he felt about New Brunswickers who hadn’t applied for jobs in agriculture and fish processing plants.The statement is part of a pattern in which the…
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member – sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada demanding that residential care facilities across the country be covered under…