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Federal government looking at subsidizing privatization

7 / 29 / 2020

Transforming the planned federal government Social Finance Fund into a subsidy for privatization will harm community and social services. That was the message in a letter from Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees, to Ahmed Hussen, the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.The letter was written in response to media reports about plans for the Social Finance Fund. According to the reports, the focus of the fund is likely to be subsidizing...

Federal deficit will require progressive taxes to help pay for COVID-19 costs

7 / 21 / 2020

Canadians for Tax Fairness are calling for new progressive taxes to help pay for the costs of responding to COVID-19. These taxes will enable Canada to manage the $343.2-billion deficit projected in the recent fiscal snapshot.Tax cuts mean the wealthiest 1% are paying a lower over rate than the rest of us“Decades of regressive tax cuts and loopholes have allowed the top 1% to pay a lower overall effective rate of tax than all other income groups, including the poorest...

Improved public services needed, not more privatization

7 / 16 / 2020

Meeting the needs of Canadians requires improved public services, not new forms of privatization. That’s the message from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Task Force on New Forms of Privatization report, For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization and workers’ proposals to protect our future that was recently released.The report is particularly timely, given how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown both the benefits of quality public services, and the huge price we pay when services are privatized. As...

Mobility agreement continues for some members

7 / 13 / 2020

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial government have agreed on an extension of the mobility agreement for a select group of members.Members of the Resource Services component who have been sent to enforce the travel restrictions at our provincial borders will continue in this role for the next 12-18 months.“We’re proud of our members who have taken on this role to help our province deal with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thank...

Mobility agreement ends for most NBU members

7 / 7 / 2020

The mobility agreement between New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial government has ended for the majority of members in Parts I, II and IV.The agreement allowed some members to be shifted to other jobs in order to provide much needed help and support during this pandemic.For some – including Conservation officers, Forest Rangers, Off-road Vehicle Enforcement Officers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers who have been sent to enforce the travel restrictions at our provincial borders – the agreement has...

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