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Public sector unions are coming together in solidarity to urge the provincial government to lead New Brunswick’s economic recovery by investing to improve public services. Together, our organizations represent 1 in 6 New Brunswick workers.Over the past year, we have…
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is a member – marks International Women’s Day (IWD) by recognizing the contributions of women and gender-diverse people and recommitting to the pursuit…
It’s a moment that stands out in the mind of Andrée Beaulieu-Sirois.“We recently got to take some of the residents outside for the first time,” said the member of the province’s PROMPT (Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Team) which is dispatched…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) stands in solidarity with the members of the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325.The 300 employees were locked out of the Toronto brewery by the Molson Coors Beverage Company on Saturday. The…
The privatization of long-term care is making problems caused by underfunding worse. That's the conclusion of a new report from the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), Neglecting the Most Vulnerable: The Privatization of Long-term Care.“When long-term care…
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Minister Holder should apologize

In a recent article in the St. Thomas University student newspaper The Aquinian, the provincial Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour made statements that are not only incorrect, but show a disdain for the hardworking people of New Brunswick.In…
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Black History Month 2021

Every February, Canada celebrates Black History Month to honour the legacies of black Canadians and Black people living in Canada. First celebrated as a week-long event in the United States in 1926, it’s believed the idea was brought to Canada…
Thursday, January 28, 2021

What is the point of not offering help

Empathy and compassion are virtues the governing party of our province needs to exhibit as it has been lacking throughout portions of the pandemic.The province is among the lowest in terms of money spent to help its citizens throughout COVID-19.…
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows the provincial government has almost completely depended on the federal government to help its citizens and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.Canada has earmarked $374 billion between federal and…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial labour movement lost a champion for workers rights with the passing of Al Mullin Sunday afternoon.Al was the first vice-president of the NBU having been recently elected to a fifth consecutive term…