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A fifth group reaches a tentative agreement

7 / 23 / 2015

The New Brunswick Union has reached a fifth tentative agreement for one of its bargaining components.The Education Part I (Non-Instructional), NBCC Education (Consultation and Development) and CCNB Éducation (Consultation et Élaboration)bargaining team negotiated with representatives from the provincial government for the past week. The tentative agreement was reached on Wednesday. Resource Services, Clerical and Regulatory, Specialized Health Care Professionals and the Professional Services for Students in the Public School System reached tentative agreements earlier this summer and three have ratified...

Alberta Union launches challenge to Bill C-377

7 / 22 / 2015

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has launched a legal challenge against Bill C-377. The New Brunswick Union (NBU) fully supports this action and has remained consistent in describing the bill and undemocratic, unconstitutional and designed to upset the balance of power in collective bargaining in favour of the employer.Bill C-377 is an attack on the constitutionally guaranteed labour rights of Canadians. The bill changes the Income Tax Act to make it mandatory for all labour organizations, including those...

NBU welcomes two new staff members

7 / 17 / 2015

The New Brunswick Union is pleased to welcome two new members to its staff.Jody Thier and Paula Trites joined NBU in July. Jody is a labour relations officer for Part II and Part III while Paula will serve as a labour relations officer for Part I and Part IV.Prior to joining the NBU, Jody had a lengthy career in the public sector with 20 years of experience. Many of those were spent with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and...

Professional Services for Students in the Public School System group reaches tentative deal

7 / 17 / 2015

The New Brunswick Union has reached a fourth tentative agreement for one of its bargaining components.The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System bargaining team negotiated with representatives from the provincial government for the past week. The tentative agreement was reached on Thursday. Resource Services, Clerical and Regulatory and Specialized Health Care Professionals reached tentative agreements earlier this summer and all three have ratified the contracts.The NBU looks forward to the next step in the process which is...

Privatization is not a magic cure

7 / 6 / 2015

The term privatization is being bandied about as the be all, end all solution for our healthcare system. Health minister Victor Boudreau has championed it as a way to save money when it comes to cleaning and food services in our hospitals. In fact, the provincial government is in negotiations with an unnamed company to take over management of the those services in the near future. Boudreau has said that private companies will find efficiencies amounting to savings for the...

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