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Position Available: Labour Relations Officer

3 / 24 / 2015

POSITION AVAILABLENew Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees, representing over 8,500 unionized public and private employees in New Brunswick, is seeking applications to fill a full-time permanent Labour Relations Officer position. This position is based in Fredericton. The position requires a person who is dynamic and independent, has strong problem solving skills, and functions well in a team environment. Duties: A full range of labour relations services will be assigned...

Helping in Haiti

3 / 24 / 2015

Just before departing for the airport, Kevin McCaig looked inside a shipping container.What he saw was students attending their first day of classes at the Sgt. Mark Gallagher Memorial Vocational School in Riviere Froide, Haiti."A lot of people in Haiti don't get the chance for an education, some don't get past kindergarten," McCaig said. "So to see them in the class getting this tremendous opportunity, this life-changing opportunity was amazing."The look inside the container was the culmination of years of...

Statement regarding Service New Brunswick

3 / 20 / 2015

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) was surprised by the statements of Finance Minister Roger Melanson regarding potential closures of Service New Brunswick offices. At no time has the provincial government discussed this possible measure with the NBU. However, before any decision is made, we expect to have a conversation with government. We have to remember we're talking about people and not just positions. The decision by government will have an impact on their lives, families and communities. Members of the NBU have signed...

Leading by example

3 / 19 / 2015

It's a number that has become synonymous with New Brunswick in the past few months - $600 million.It's the amount the provincial government is trying to find through revenue generation, cuts and efficiencies in an effort to improve its financial situation.No matter the final tally, this is an opportunity for politicians to change the culture of government and bolster the morale and confidence of public servants. Our elected representatives need to lead by example.In the past few years, serious issues...

Criticisms miss the mark in NBISA report

3 / 10 / 2015

A recent CBC article on the New Brunswick Internal Services Agency documents some targets the group failed to reach since its inception in 2010.It highlights some areas where NBISA - an agency that handles human resources, payroll, IT, and accounts payable - falls short of hitting pre-determined goals and features Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Quoted in the article, Lacey states, "but we need that agency to hit the targets it sets for itself, so we're saving money and...

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