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Two acronyms you need to know


Both are four letters long and both could be disastrous for Canada.

The acronyms stand for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). CETA is a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. Despite photos of politicians shaking hands and proclamations declaring otherwise, it's not a done deal.

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Help someone in need this holiday season by donating blood

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has almost reached its year-end goal with the Partners for Life program through Canadian Blood Services.

This year, NBU members have donated 21 units which is four shy of our pledge of 25 for 2014. We're encouraging anyone who is willing to give, to do so before the end of the year. A donation can help save lives and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than by helping someone in need.

Last Updated (Friday, 21 November 2014 10:16)

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When it comes to Bill C-377, the transparency argument has no 'Merit'

The term transparency is used a lot when it comes to Bill C-377.

The private member's bill would amend the Income Tax Act to force unions to provide an incredibly onerous level of detailed financial disclosure about their work on behalf of their members.If implemented, the bill would cost Canadian taxpayers dearly. Estimates peg the cost of implementing the legislation at more than $20 million a year.

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What is Bill C-377 and why it matters to NBU members

Bill C-377 is a private member's bill introduced by British Columbia MP Russ Hiebert.

It aims to amend the Income Tax Act to require unions and employee organizations to give the Canada Revenue Agency details of all transactions over $5,000, along with the salaries and benefits of union officials over $100,000 and a detailed breakdown of spending on political and lobbying activities. It would all be publicly posted on the revenue agency’s website.

The NBU views Bill C-377 as nothing more than a thinly-disguised anti-union measure. It's designed to upset the balance of power in collective bargaining relationships across the country. 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:41)

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NBU welcomes two new staff members

The New Brunswick Union is pleased to welcome two new members to its staff.

Michelle Losier and Andrew McGilligan joined NBU in October and November, respectively. Michelle is a coordinating labour relations officer for Part I, Part II and Part IV while Andrew will serve as a communications officer.

Last Updated (Friday, 14 November 2014 09:53)

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