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BloodWatch wants to keep province's blood supply safe

5 / 27 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union will bring forward a resolution to its members at its biennial convention to help and support BloodWatch with its stated goals. Co-founder of the group, Kat Lanteigne, recently spoke to the board of the NBU at a recent meeting outlining the philosophy an goals of the organization.The tainted blood scandal of the 1980s and 1990s is one of the worst public health crises in Canadian history. All told, it resulted in:• More than 30,000 Canadians infected...

Brewery workers, Moosehead reach new deal

5 / 13 / 2016

Moosehead Brewery Workers Local 362 - represented by the New Brunswick Union - and Moosehead Brewery have reached a new collective agreement.  The deal was signed on Monday, May 9 and will run until Jan. 31, 2025. President of the NBU, Susie Proulx-Daigle, said the new agreement resulted in 26 employees - who were laid off in the fall of 2015 - return to work. "The deal was signed Monday and they were back to work on Tuesday," she said. "I know everyone...

NBU members lend a helping hand to Fort McMurray

5 / 13 / 2016

Several members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU) will be heading to Fort McMurray, Alberta to help the community in the wake of the devastating wildfires.Four members of the Resource Services component traveled to the area as part of a team to help battle the fires.In addition, psychologists and social workers from the Specialized Health Care Professionals group will head to Alberta to provide grief counselling and others services to members of the community.Inspectors from the Technical Inspection component will...

NBU members and funding to help with Alberta forest fires

5 / 10 / 2016

After witnessing the devastation of the forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta and the surrounding areas, the New Brunswick Union's (NBU) board of directors voted unanimously in favour of donating $8,746 to the Red Cross to help those affected by the disaster."Virtually every community across this country has been impacted by the forest fires," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "New Brunswick is no exception as thousands of New Brunswickers work in the oil sands on various projects."The $8,746 represents one...

Events in Fort McMurray affect us all

5 / 5 / 2016

Watching the events unfold in Fort McMurray, Alberta has been terrifying for all Canadians. The videos and images from the fires are unbelievable and made all the more difficult as so many Canadians, from every province, live and work in Fort McMurray.New Brunswick is no exception. We all have friends of family members working in or around the area that have been evacuated and some have lost everything.Amidst the tragedy, we see Albertans and Canadians coming together to support one...

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