News Releases
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) are calling on all levels of government to adopt enhanced presumptive coverage for all workers employed during the COVID-19 emergency.At a time when the public…
Thursday, April 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Income Inequality

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member – has published a new research paper, entitled COVID-19 and Income Inequality, which examines the effects COVID-19 is having on Canada's…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU), working with several other parties, have developed and issued a joint statement on the use of personal protection (PPE) equipment by health care workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Protecting healthcare workers has been the…
Friday, April 3, 2020

Thank you to workers

This past month has completely changed how we look at the world.The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few months ago. While many of us remain at home on the advice and…
The stress of overwork or isolation due to the COVID-19 is testing many of us. One way people have been reaching out for comfort and connection (virtually, of course) has been through music. As trade unionists, songs of solidarity and…
The New Brunswick Union is urging people who are going to access one of the nine open Service New Brunswick centres in person to consider all other options before entering.The NBU represents many of the people working at Service NB.“For…
Your Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on March 18, 2020. In respecting the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health, we chose to practice social distancing by meeting through online video link.…
First and foremost I want to express gratitude and thanks on behalf of all members and staff of the New Brunswick Union to those of you in the healthcare sector.Your work is of the utmost importance at any time, but…
As our province deals with the global pandemic of COVID-19, it becomes clear with each passing day that we are in unprecedented territory.In order for our province to get through this, we need to continue to listen to our healthcare…
The world is facing an unprecedented situation with COVID-19 which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).This means our priority needs to shift from preventing the virus from spreading to taking all appropriate measures to slow…