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Back-to-work legislation not fair in Canada Post situation

11 / 29 / 2018

The New Brunswick Union supports the men and women of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to get a fair contract.Earlier this week, both the House of Commons and the Senate voted in favour of a back-to-work legislation that would force Postal workers back to work, ending their rotating strikes.By forcing CUPW members back to work, the federal government has made it more difficult for the employees to get a fair deal as Canada Post now...

Midwives changing NB healthcare

11 / 2 / 2018

Its one thing to spot a gap in the system, but it’s quite another to dedicate your career to fixing it.For Kate LeBlanc, the journey to becoming one of New Brunswick’s first registered midwives and closing a health care gap began while studying at Mount Allison University.“I discovered midwives in a book while studying for my first degree,” said LeBlanc. “I became fascinated with birth stories, however, in the stories people were sharing with me, I found people weren’t always...

2018 NBU Scholarship Winners

11 / 2 / 2018

Phillip D. Saab Memorial ScholarshipElise ColletRelated Member: Roger Collet, Resource Services, Kingsclear, NB J.H. (Gil) Cyr Memorial ScholarshipMadison HoganRelated Member: Peter Hogan, SHCP, Quispamsis, NB Karen Cromwell Memorial ScholarshipDuncan MurrayRelated Member: Sherry Harris-Murray, SHCP, Damascus, NB Dr. Robert S. Langstroth Memorial ScholarshipJustin KlefasRelated Member: Christy Truesdell, Clerical & Reg, Hanwell, NB Hector J. Fournier Memorial ScholarshipHanna DunnRelated Member: Linda Dunn, MSP, Miramichi, NB Jean-Marc Daigle Memorial ScholarshipManny TraversRelated Member: Carol Travers, SHCP, Royal Road, NB Ian B. MacMichael Memorial ScholarshipBrooke CarlisleRelated Member: Carla Carlisle, Clerical &...

NBU working to protect national blood and plasma system

10 / 30 / 2018

New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle, First Vice-President Al Mullin and Second Vice-President Norman Bourque are among the more than 50 volunteers in Ottawa today to meet with Senators and MPs encouraging them to enact Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act.Introduced by Saskatchewan Senator Pamela Wallin, the bill looks to tighten the law related to key recommendations of the Krever Inquiry into Canada’s tainted blood scandal of the 1980s in which more than 30,000 Canadians were infected with Hepatitis...

Convention a success

10 / 30 / 2018

I want to take a couple of moments to thank you, the members of the NBU for having faith in me as your leader.You’ve honoured me before and I appreciate it. I just can’t find the words to express my gratitude. Being your president has been one of the greatest honours of my life and I truly believe that the labour movement has become part of my soul.The past years have been of great inspiration and reflection for me as...

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