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Higgs trying to play rigged game with workers

4 / 3 / 2019

There’s a reason people shouldn’t play three-card monte.The card game is one that often uses sleight of hand to rig the game in favour of the dealer. A rigged game is not a fair one, so why would anyone want to play?However, that’s exactly what Premier Blaine Higgs is trying to do to nursing home workers with his latest proposal – get them to play a rigged game.The Premier has suggested binding arbitration as a solution, but wants limits placed...

Let’s help Renous win Kraft Hockeyville

3 / 27 / 2019

The arenas in small towns across New Brunswick are more than just a sheets of ice. They are the hubs of communities where people gather to enjoy our great game, spend time with one another and encourage everyone to lead healthy lifestyles through sport.This year, Renous is one of the finalists for Kraft Hockeyville. Communities from across the country apply to the annual contest with the winner receiving $250,000 for arena upgrades as well as an NHL game to be...

NBU statement regarding legal proceedings

3 / 21 / 2019

“It’s unacceptable the province is keeping this in the court system rather than at the bargaining table. If government spent half the time it’s used trying to restrict the rights of workers in the court system and instead engaged in meaningful negotiations we feel this could have been resolved. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions.”Susie Proulx-DaiglePresident of the NBU

More details needed to assess budget

3 / 20 / 2019

While the current government has stated it wants to be transparent and provide more details to the public, today’s budget announcement was lacking in those areas.While some details were given, a lot of time was spent talking about balancing the budget and the modest surplus the government projects to achieve. What isn’t clear is how government will get there.We know cuts will have to be made in order to achieve what Finance Minister Ernie Steeves and Premier Blaine Higgs want...

NBU applies to represent third Cannabis NB store

3 / 19 / 2019

The New Brunswick Union has applied to the Labour Board to become the official bargaining agent for a third Cannabis NB store.The majority of employees at the Lansdowne Ave. location in Saint John signed cards indicating they want to be unionized and join the NBU.This marks the third store in New Brunswick to take this step following workers in Campbellton and Miramichi.The application for the Lansdowne store was submitted on Mar. 19.“We’re very pleased a third store has decided to...

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