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NBU supports the efforts of 'Up for Debate'

2 / 26 / 2015

There will be many topics of debate in the upcoming federal election and one of the most prominent should be how our leaders will deal with gender inequality.Despite more women graduating from university, entering the work force, running successful companies and holding public office; women still make up the majority of the poor in Canada, earn about 20 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same work and do about double the amount of unpaid labour in the...

Special offer for NBU members

2 / 25 / 2015

New Brunswick Union (NBU) members are being offered a special winter rate by the Delta Fredericton Hotel.Between Feb. 26 and March 7, NBU members can book rooms from $89 to $102 per night at the Delta Fredericton Hotel.To make a reservation call 1-888-890-3222 or go online to and remember to use the special rate code NBS to receive the discount.

NBU and NUPGE call on feds to defend the right to strike

2 / 18 / 2015

New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle and her counterpart James Clancy of the National Union of Public and General Employees are calling on the federal government to support worker's rights during an upcoming international meeting.The governing body of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland from March 12-27. During this meeting, a group of employers on ILO's governing body are attempting to overturn worker's fundamental right to strike. Should the employers succeed, profits will increase...

Right to strike upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada

2 / 4 / 2015

An historic decision by the Supreme Court of Canada is being celebrated across the country by unions of workers.In its ruling, the highest court in the country declared the right to strike as a basic human right protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.The ruling was in response to a case filed in 2008 by a coalition of Saskatchewan unions, including the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE), protesting the provincial government’s decision to declare large portions of...

NBU sets new target for 2015 Partners for Life program

2 / 4 / 2015

After surpassing its 2014 goal, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) has set an ambitious target for 2015 in its Partner for Life program with Canadian Blood Services.Last year, NBU pledged to donate 25 units of blood, platelets and plasma. Union members went above and beyond as 32 units were collected.With this in mind, NBU has decided to set a higher target of 35 units for 2015."We're proud to be part of this important partnership with Canadian Blood Services," said NBU...

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