Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Contract officially signed

Contract officially signed Government of New Brunswick

The Administrative Assistants and Clerical and Regulatory components – represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) – had their new collective agreement officially signed on June 21.
The signing took place at Chancery Place in Fredericton. Representing the NBU were President Susie Proulx-Daigle, Executive Director Leigh Sprague and members of the bargaining team Andreé Beaulieu Sirois, Kevin Langlais, Mark Harrigan, Denise Richard, Kelly Hamill, Theresa Bird and Sylvia Melanson.
Representing government were Ministers Ernie Steeves, Bill Hogan and Mary Wilson.
Members had voted to ratify the new deal in April. The contract is for five years covering April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024.
“With the signing, this brings the new contract into effect,” said Proulx-Daigle. “It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by the bargaining team to get to this point.
“I want to thank all of the members of these two components for their patience and professionalism throughout this process.”
Members of these components work throughout the province in a variety of roles including administrative services, driver examiners, highway safety officers, sheriffs, payroll officers, customer service representatives and many more.
Government has 90 days from signing to process retroactive payments for back pay for current members. Former members – who left for reasons other than retirement. must apply for retroactive payments within 45 days of the official signing date. Retirees will receive the retroactive payment automatically.