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River of Pride Extends invite to the NBU

8 / 2 / 2018

Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have been invited to attend and or take part in the upcoming Greater Moncton Pride Parade. The invitation was made by River of Pride, a non-profit organization for and by LGBTQ+ people based in Moncton. Its mission is to guarantee the presence of the LGBTQ+ community in the South-East region of the province. The parade is set for Aug. 25 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and will travel from Foundry to Main to Downing to Assumption...

Preparing for the 2018 Provincial election

8 / 1 / 2018

With the September election approaching, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) approached University of New Brunswick at Saint John political science professor J.P. Lewis for his take on a few issues. Below is the second Q and A with Lewis, the first can be found here. NBU: Besides the usual topics of the economy and jobs, do you see any other issues pushing their way to the forefront similar to the debate surrounding shale gas in 2014? Lewis: As of July 2018, it does...

Who We Are

7 / 16 / 2018

It’s the question I get asked the most: Who do you represent? As President of the New Brunswick Union (NBU), I get asked it a lot. While it is a simple question, the answer is not. With nearly 10,000 members throughout the public and private sectors, our members have a diverse array of jobs that keep New Brunswick working. The easier answer is NBU members are all around you. We’re your friends, neighbours, colleagues and the person you pass along the street. While our...

US Supreme Court decision a step backwards for workers rights

7 / 9 / 2018

With a recent US Supreme Court Decision, our neighbours to the south are now teetering perilously close to the edge of dismantling the rights of workers and increasing income inequality to unprecedented levels in the United States. Dubbed the Janus decision - because it was brought forward by Illinois public service worker Mark Janus and backed by numerous anti-labour and conservative groups – it allows workers to opt out of paying dues, but still require the union to represent them. The case...

Paid leave for victims of abuse one step closer

7 / 6 / 2018

Two years ago, voting delegates of the New Brunswick Union (NBU) gathered for its Biennial Convention.One of the items on the agenda was a resolution for the union to push government to enact paid leave for victims of domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence. The members voted unanimously in favour of the resolution which came one step closer to becoming a reality recently.The province unveiled proposed regulations under the Employment Standards Act which would, “provide leave of up to 10...

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