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NBCC IT inks its first collective agreement

8 / 17 / 2016

The New Brunswick Community College Information Technology group made history Tuesday by officially signing its first collective agreement.The bargaining component, represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), put pen to paper on the deal during a ceremony at the NBCC offices in Fredericton.The agreement is for five years and three months beginning March 1, 2014 and ending May 31, 2019."This is a great day for our members," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "They have worked hard to arrive at this...

Woodstock Police reach new deal

7 / 29 / 2016

The Woodstock Police Association, represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), and the Town of Woodstock reached a deal on a collective agreement.After negotiations, the two sides agreed to a one-year renewal - with some alterations - of its previous deal which expired on Dec. 31, 2015. The decision to go in this direction is based, in part, to the town manager getting set to retire as well as a new Chief of Police recently taking over.Town council voted in...

Canadians explain Why Unions Matter

7 / 22 / 2016

To help celebrate the ways in which unions have shaped our lives, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has been inviting all Canadians to share, in their own personal way, Why Unions Matter. NUPGE has received poems, stories, pictures, videos, and songs, and they’re looking for more. The entries are reviewed every month and a prize of $1,000 is awarded to their favourites. The New Brunswick Union has decided to share a couple of the winning entries. The first...

Separating fact from fiction in the blood donation debate

7 / 7 / 2016

On June 30th, an exchange took place during Question Period in the New Brunswick Legislature surrounding the province's approval of a private blood clinic opening in Moncton.Green Party leader and Fredericton South MLA David Coon asked Health Minister Victor Boudreau why he would support this type of facility that preys upon the most vulnerable in our society and undermines our public blood system operated by Canadian Blood Services.Minister Boudreau made several statements concerning the topic and at one point even...

Fighting to keep our blood supply safe

6 / 30 / 2016

Kat Lanteigne, the co-founder of, was recently in New Brunswick raising awareness of the dangers of for-profit, paid blood and plasma donations.The provincial government has pledged its support to Canadian Plasma Resources to open a clinic in Moncton which would pay donors $25 for their blood and plasma donations.There are several issues with the government's stance on this topic: 1. It contravenes the Krever Report. In the wake of the tainted blood scandal of the 1980s, which resulted in thousands...

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