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Thousands of members participated in Telephone Town Hall

4 / 30 / 2015

The April 28 Telephone Town Hall on workplace health and safety was a great success. More than 2,100 members participated and many had excellent questions for our safety specialist Mike Allen.On behalf of the New Brunswick Union, I would like to thank everyone who took part and asked questions. I would also like to extend a special thank you to those who helped behind the scenes to make this a success including the members of our Occupational Health and Safety...

Evaluation process has begun

4 / 29 / 2015

On April 20, the Pay Equity Evaluation committee began the process of evaluating the surveys members had previously filled out. This process could take between two and three months. This is the first step in the initiative with others to follow.We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated on our progress.

Let union voices be heard in health care

4 / 24 / 2015

The provincial government recently announced it will bring together health care experts from across New Brunswick for a pair of forums to discuss health care delivery.The first session is set to take place in May. The New Brunswick Union is on record as having called for this type of summit to address concerns in the system, specifically how to deal with our aging population.While the NBU is in favour of the forums, it also expects unions to be part of...

Labour and Employment Board upholds union members rights

4 / 22 / 2015

A recent decision by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has upheld the rights of union members.In its decision, the board ordered the commission to reinstate a lawyer, Jean Trahan, it fired after he became a union member. The lawyer was part of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada bargaining team that was set to negotiate the first collective agreement on behalf of legal aid attorneys.He was to be terminated without cause and offered six months...

NBU calls for health care summit

4 / 15 / 2015

Many issues facing New Brunswick stem from its aging population.Out migration: young families are leaving the province in search of work resulting in the average age of New Brunswickers increasing.Inequality in health care transfers from the federal government: the model is changing to a per capita basis which will have a negative effect on the province as treating an older population is more costly than one with a younger median age.Perhaps the biggest issue of all is how to provide...

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