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History of the NBU: Part 2

10 / 15 / 2020

Throughout the month of October, heading into our 50th anniversary convention, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) will be posting a series of articles detailing the history of the union.The second installment details the 1970s. The first piece detailed the years prior to 1970 and can be found here. A special thank you to Alex Wentzell for his work researching and writing these stories.The First Decade (1970-80)The 1970s marked both an incredibly triumphant and difficult time for what was then known...

Findings in CMAJ report could help NB prepare for second wave

10 / 9 / 2020

With a second wave of COVID-19 potentially on its way, findings related to nursing homes in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) could help better prepare our province both in the immediate future and long-term.The study compared how nursing homes – referred to in the study as long-term care or LTC facilities – in Ontario and British Columbia fared through the first wave of the pandemic.As of Sept. 10, 2020, the number of resident cases in Ontario LTC homes were...

Celebrating 50 years of the New Brunswick Union

10 / 8 / 2020

Throughout the month of October, heading into our 50th anniversary convention, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) will be posting a series of articles detailing the history of the union.The first installment details the years prior to the union becoming official in 1970. From there, each decade will be explored. A special thank you to Alex Wentzell for his work researching and writing these stories. The Beginnings(1920-1970)Although it officially came into existence on April 30th, 1970, the history of the New Brunswick...

Members vote in favour of contract

10 / 8 / 2020

Members of the Loch Lomond Villa component voted in favour of ratifying a tentative agreement reached with the employer on Sept. 27.The vote took place on Tuesday, Oct. 6.“We presented the deal to members, they evaluated it and ultimately decided to accept it,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thanks the bargaining teams on both sides of the table for their hard work and professionalism during negotiations.“Our members have shown tremendous patience throughout this process. They do a...

Loch Lomond Villa reaches tentative agreement

9 / 28 / 2020

Members of the Loch Lomond Villa bargaining team have reached a tentative deal with their employer.The group, represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), came to agreement on Sunday, Sept. 27."Both sides worked hard to come to this point, now it's up to the membership to determine the next step,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.The last contract expired on Oct. 15, 2016.The members work in a variety of roles at the Saint John-based nursing home including resident attendants, licensed practical...

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