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Three opportunities for change in 2018

1 / 8 / 2018

Opportunities to make positive changes to our province will be plentiful in 2018 for the New Brunswick Union (NBU) and its members.Here are three issues members have identified as important for the union to take on, not to mention those we continue to pursue.1. Medavie taking over the management of the Extra-Mural programDespite government signing a deal with Medavie for the private company to manage the Extra-Mural and Tele-Care programs, we remain committed to opposing this change. Many groups throughout...

Happy holidays from the NBU

12 / 20 / 2017

The holiday season is a great time to spend with friends and family and enjoy some much deserved rest.The board and staff of the New Brunswick Union want to wish everyone in the province a safe and happy holidays.We're fortunate to live in a beautiful province in the best country in the world. While New Brunswick faces some difficulties, we believe the expertise, determination and hard work of New Brunswickers will help lead to a brighter future.From all of us...

Medavie deal cause for concern

12 / 20 / 2017

Capacity and transparency. Both are words that have been thrown around a lot in the debate surrounding the privatization of management of the Extra-Mural Program (EMP). Recent stories in the Telegraph-Journal highlight how both those words ring hollow when coming from government and Medavie, the company set to manage the program. Let's begin with capacity. In a Dec. 8 commentary, "Building a health care system that works," penned by Health Minister Benoît Bourque and Medavie CEO Bernard Lord, the word is used...

NBCC Educational (Instructional) votes to ratify deal

12 / 1 / 2017

Members of the NBCC Educational (Instructional)bargaining group - who are represented by the New Brunswick Union - voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement on Thursday, Nov. 30."We're pleased our members have accepted this new agreement," said New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "We feel this is a fair deal for both sides and I want to thank everyone for their hard work in reaching this deal."Members of the NBCC Educational (Instructional) group work throughout the province in...

AG report finds NBU members warnings ignored in property tax issue

11 / 24 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is pleased the provincial government has agreed to follow Auditor General (AGNB) Kim MacPherson's recommendation and scrap plans for an independent agency to oversee property tax assessments in New Brunswick.The recommendation was contained in the AGNB's report released on Thursday which contained a special examination of the various issues leading up to thousands of New Brunswickers being issued incorrect property tax assessments."We support the recommendations of the Auditor General," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Our...

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