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Maxime McKen wins national scholarship

10 / 18 / 2021

Each year the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is a member – awards nine scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers.The scholarships are available to the children/grandchildren and foster children/grandchildren of the 390,000 members of NUPGE.The NBU is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students is Maxime McKen. The scholarship is worth $2,500. Maxime’s essay, LGBTQIA2S+ and Trade Unions: The...

Important tools to try and combat fourth wave being ignored

10 / 14 / 2021

Two of the most important tools the province could use to combat the fourth, and by far the worst, wave of COVID-19 is not being discussed:Paid sick days for workers and rapid testing for the general public.A way to limit the potential spread is for anyone who has symptoms to stay away from work and thus not possibly infect others, but many New Brunswickers can not afford to miss a day of work. Many provincial employees have sick days and...

Much more needs to be done with tax havens

10 / 12 / 2021

On Oct. 4, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released information from the Pandora Papers, records from 14 companies that help the wealthy use tax havens. The information is a reminder that there is still a lot to do to curb the use of tax havens.Wealthy Canadians, world leaders on the list of those using tax havensAmong those found to have holdings in tax havens, or through tax havens, are wealthy Canadians and over 300 public officials, including 35...

SHCP component votes to ratify agreement

10 / 2 / 2021

The Specialized Health Care Professionals (SHCP) component represented by the New Brunswick Union voted in favour of ratifying a tentative deal reached with the government of New Brunswick.The deal is five years in length and covers the time period from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024.The negotiating teams reached the tentative agreement on Sept. 20, 2021. From there a meeting was held with members to discuss the deal and a vote was conducted concluding at 5 p.m. on Oct...

PSPS component votes to ratify agreement

10 / 1 / 2021

The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) component represented by the New Brunswick Union voted in favour of ratifying a tentative deal reached with the government of New Brunswick.The deal is five years in length and covers the time period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.The negotiating teams reached the tentative agreement on Sept. 20, 2021. From there a meeting was held with members to discuss the deal and a vote was held concluding...

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