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Two groups sign first contracts

8 / 16 / 2017

The two newest groups to join the New Brunswick Union officially signed first contracts on Wednesday.Members of the Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home and the Miramichi Senior Citizens Home components each signed one-year agreements with the respective employers.The contracts run until Aug. 16, 2018."We're very pleased these two groups have signed their first contracts," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Both sides have worked hard during the bargaining process and should be commended."The contracts are unique as it's the first time...

Craft and Design Instructors agree to new deal

6 / 30 / 2017

The instructors of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design have agreed to a new contract with their employer.The group is represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU).The deal is for five years and three months years and will become official once its signed."The bargaining team on both sides should be congratulated for coming to an agreement on a fair and equitable contract for both sides," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.Members of this group provide excellent instruction to their...

PAY EQUITY JOB EVALUATION STUDY

6 / 27 / 2017

 PAY_EQUITY_JOB_EVALUATION_STUDY download   PAY EQUITY JOB EVALUATION STUDY NEW BRUNSWICK UNION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EMPLOYEES & THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE   What is Pay Equity?   Pay Equity is based on the principle that wages should reflect the value of the job regardless of whether it is a male or female doing the job.   Certain jobs which have been traditionally performed by women may have been undervalued and paid less simply because these jobs were held by women. The Pay Equity Act, 2009...

Unions celebrate repeal of controversial legislation

6 / 15 / 2017

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525.“Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned against these bills from the beginning, and this is their victory to celebrate,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau then promised that, if elected, he would repeal these bills and we are happy he has kept that promise,” he added.The former Conservative government argued Bill...

Generational change and unions

6 / 8 / 2017

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), of which NBU is a component, is conducting research into what generational change means for unions and the labour movement in Canada.The research will begin with a short survey of members of NUPGE components. The purpose will be to help recruit participants for an upcoming online study. The survey will take under 10 minutes to complete. Member perceptions and feelings through the lens of generational differences are some of the information...

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