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Statement on changes to Public Services Labour Relations Act

11 / 24 / 2022

The New Brunswick Union has serious concerns about the changes proposed to the Public Services Labour Relations Act.This Bill, which had no stakeholder consultation, is a threat to labour peace in our province.The use of scab labour disincentivizes the employer from resolving differences at the bargaining table and increases the level of acrimony inherent in work stoppages.In the case of groups with designated employees in the event of a strike, the use of scab labour or forcing those on strike...

Helping those who care for us

11 / 18 / 2022

As New Brunswickers, we never hesitate to help our friends and neighbours.It’s part of who we are.Many of our family members, friends and colleagues work in health care and, right now, they need our help.We represent thousands of health care workers and we want to try and ease the heavy burden being placed on our system and those who work within it.We’re entering the cold and flu season while still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are going to...

Scholarship and bursary winners announced

11 / 17 / 2022

The New Brunswick Union recently awarded 11 scholarships and bursaries to members and their children. The value of each award is $500.“Every year we have tremendous applicants for the scholarships and bursaries,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “The committee always has their work cut out for them in selecting the recipients.“On behalf of all the members and staff of the NBU, I want to congratulate all of the recipients for their hard work and dedication to their studies.”The winners of...

NBU mourning the loss of Shawn Dubé

11 / 5 / 2022

The New Brunswick Union has lost a special person with the passing of Shawn Dubé. A member of the Technical Inspection component, Shawn was very involved in the union helping his colleagues by serving in many positions including as a board member. “Shawn will be greatly missed,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “He served so many roles for the union including as a board member, helping educate our activists and he was tireless in advocating for the members of his component and...

NBU concerned about potential legislative changes

11 / 1 / 2022

The New Brunswick Union was surprised by the announcement in the Throne Speech regarding the government’s desire to clarify language around strike votes, strikes, lockouts and designated workers to ensure sufficient notice periods and continuity of critical services in schools.The NBU was surprised as government had not consulted unions, as far as we know, on any potential changes. The NBU is also concerned with this announcement as government actions under Premier Higgs have not been favourable to workers.The professionals represented...

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