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NBU helping kids and families participate in sports

7 / 26 / 2021

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) recently made its yearly donation of $12,000 to KidSport New Brunswick on behalf of its members.The not-for-profit organization provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. KidSport NB was chosen as the NBU’s charity of choice for a period of three years.The recent donation was the second of three.“We know the benefits of kids participating in sports are tremendous,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “From promoting healthy lifestyles to...

Lending a helping hand

7 / 22 / 2021

A more than 12-hour stay at an Emergency Room is tough, add in a sick seven-month-old daughter and it’s not how anyone would want to spend a day.Tired, worried and exhausted are words that come to mind.However, Kay LeBlanc managed to find a silver-lining to her recent visit to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton: the hard work, dedication and compassion of the staff – particularly one paramedic named Marilee Morrison.Around 7 a.m. in the morning – after arriving...

Invest in people to improve health care system

7 / 16 / 2021

Throughout the province we’re witnessing our health care system at a crossroads.Emergency Room are reducing hours and closing on weekends. The system doesn’t have enough health care professionals to cover vacations, and many are in need of a break after being on the front lines of the pandemic.We’re at the breaking point and not just because of the pandemic. This situation has been brewing for years with successive governments ignoring the issue: a lack of staff compounded by the inability...

Family of Al Mullin create scholarship in his name

7 / 14 / 2021

In the wake of the sudden and tragic passing of former New Brunswick Union Vice-President Al Mullin earlier this year, his family has found a way to honour his memory and giving spirit.The first recipient of the Aloysius Mullin Scholarship was awarded to Abby Scott who graduated this spring from the North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner, NB.The family – his wife Leanne and children Morgan and Kyle – established the scholarship with the criteria the...

Pilot-program shows promising results

7 / 8 / 2021

A pilot-program in Iceland set up to test the pros and cons of a four-day work week has resulted in overwhelmingly positive results.Conducted between 2015-2019, about 2,500 workers worked between 35-36 hours per week rather than the traditional 40 hours with no reduction in pay."The results are hugely positive. Workers from all sorts of areas of the public sector are incredibly happy with their work-life balance, spending more time with their families, doing more kind of extracurricular activities — things...

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