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Statement regarding health care memo

6 / 18 / 2021

A recent memo regarding continued travel restrictions for health care workers was issued by the provincial government.It means health care workers will not be allowed to travel in the same manner as other New Brunswickers after the province reached its Phase 2 goal on the Path to Green.Health care workers – represented by NBU and several other public sector unions – have sacrificed throughout the pandemic and are disappointed in the province’s decision and manner in which it was communicated.We...

Recruit, retain and repair the public sector

6 / 18 / 2021

The provincial government has a choice to make when it comes to how it will proceed as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.Will it continue with the status quo of successive governments which has pushed services in the public sector to their breaking point – not to mention the workers who provide those services – or will they set a new course, one in which public sector services are appropriately valued.The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is urging he province to...

New project connecting with members

6 / 8 / 2021

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has begun a new campaign to have a one-on-one conversation with its more than 10,000 members.The project recently began as NBU board member Shelley Coulombe started calling members in various components.The purpose of the calls is to find out how members are doing after more than a year living and working under pandemic conditions as well as to hear members priorities and what the NBU should focus on going forward.“Having a conversation with every member...

New National Union Scholarship and Application Process

6 / 7 / 2021

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member - is pleased to announce a new, the Scholarship for Black Students. It will come with an award of $2,500 that is similar to its other scholarships.The essay question will be: Describe the contributions of two trailblazers of African descent, past or contemporary, and how it has benefited you as a person.This brings the total number of annual NUPGE scholarships to...

Big Brave Norah

6 / 4 / 2021

A recent video posted by the IWK Health Centre features Norah Matchett and her journey at the Halifax-based hospital.Norah is the daughter of NBU member Marie Matchett. The moving video talks about Norah’s life and her time spent at the Children’s Hospital.Given the nickname ‘Big Brave Norah’ by her parents Marie and Erik, the video featuring five-year-old Norah is worth the watch.

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