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Safety and help for injured workers missing in debate

5 / 29 / 2017

During the past few weeks, a lot of attention has been paid to the rising costs of assessment premiums New Brunswick businesses will pay to fund WorkSafeNB. Employers pay the rate - currently at $1.48 per $100 of payroll - so workers injured or killed on the job will receive help and compensation. The system is based on the Meredith Principles in which employers fund the compensation system and share the liability for injured workers. In return, injured workers receive benefits...

Time to strengthen New Brunswick's public service

5 / 18 / 2017

This commentary from MLA David Coon originally appeared in the May 11, 2017 edition of The Daily Gleaner.When I graduated from university I wrote the federal public service exam, believing public service would be a career where I could make a positive contribution to the life of my country. I ended up choosing a different path to public service, working for most of my career in the public interest sector for non-profit organizations, and then three years ago offering to...

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design instructors reach tentative deal

5 / 5 / 2017

The instructors at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement.Represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), the next step in the process is to present the deal to members, answer their questions and a ratification vote."If you've ever had the opportunity to see the work being produced by the students of the college, you know the instructors are doing an amazing job helping these people achieve their goals," said...

Miramichi groups vote to ratify contracts

5 / 5 / 2017

The newest groups in the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have voted to ratify their first collective bargaining agreements.Members of the Miramichi Seniors Centre and Mount Saint Joseph voted unanimously in favour of accepting the contract during a vote held on Wednesday."This is a great accomplishment for the two new groups," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Sometimes getting the first contract can be difficult, but both sides worked hard and came up with deal that's fair for all."The deal marks the...

Two groups make history with tentative deal

5 / 2 / 2017

The professional and supervisory employees of the Miramichi Seniors Centre and Mount Saint Joseph agreed to a tentative contract with their respective employers on May 1st.Represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), the deal marks the first time professional and supervisory employees in a nursing home in the province have organized and negotiated a collective agreement, pending a ratification vote."Both sides worked extremely hard to get this tentative deal in place," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Making provincial labour history...

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