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NBU members help in aftermath of ice storm

2 / 9 / 2017

As Conservation Officer Norman Bourque drove to the Acadian Peninsula to help with the devastation caused by the ice storm, he couldn't believe what he saw."I couldn't have imagined how bad it was," said Bourque, the second vice-president of the New Brunswick Union. "When we arrived it was complete darkness, no power at all. It was kind of scary when you think about it."There was at least an inch of ice on everything from trees to power lines. Everything was...

Budget light on details

2 / 7 / 2017

The budget tabled by the provincial government on Tuesday did not address important topics relevant to the members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU), including details regarding the extra-mural program, support for workers and consultation with labour on a variety of issues."We were hoping to hear some definitive plans today, but unfortunately we're left with more questions than answers," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.Government announced record investment in education and health care, but provided no details on where negotiations stand...

The NBU supports CUBGW Local 325

2 / 3 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union stands with its brothers and sisters in CUBGW Local 325 in its ongoing dispute with Molson Coors over the company's refusal to bargain a fair contract for its workers.Molson Coors is demanding major concessions at the bargaining table, despite continuing to earn handsome profits and offering its executives a lucrative pay structure.Molson Coors is the third largest brewery in the world and its employees deserve to have a fair contract, one that is bargained in good...

NBU supports Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan. 25

1 / 24 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union is encouraging all of its members to take part in Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan. 25, 2017.On Bell Let’s Talk Day, the company will donate five cents per every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter towards mental health initiatives in CanadaBell's total donation to mental health programs now stands at $79,919,178.55 with a goal of donating at least $100 million through 2020.Remember to use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk on social media...

What has changed since 2009 for Liberal MLAs

1 / 24 / 2017

"Please understand that our government does not believe that the decision to consolidate services for the Maritime provinces in Dartmouth is safe or efficient." - Letter from former NB Premier Shawn Graham to Canadian Blood Services CEO Graham Sher, Telegraph-Journal, Oct. 9, 2009The quote above was in response to Canadian Blood Services (CBS) plan to consolidate certain portions of its services in the Maritimes to a central location in Dartmouth.The then Liberal government fought hard against the decision, even going...

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