Thursday, January 29, 2015

Provincial Tour

New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle will begin the 2015 NBU Provincial Tour in February. It will include stops in 11 communities throughout the province. This year's theme of 'Social Media and the Workplace' will look at appropriate use of…
Friday, January 23, 2015

NBU backs idea of highway tolls

The provincial government recently announced it will undertake a strategic review. The goal is to find - through cuts and revenue generation - $400 million to help the province deal with its difficult economic situation.Both Premier Brian Gallant and Health…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and its president, Susie Proulx-Daigle, applaud the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding the rights of Canadian workers.The court ruled on a challenge from the Mounted Police Associations of Ontario and British Columbia against…
Spending millions on infrastructure is part of the provincial government's plan to improve New Brunswick. In fact, it was one of the most discussed topics during the September election. While improving highways and aging buildings as well as construction of…
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Domestic violence and the workplace

Recently, researchers from the University of Western Ontario, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress, conducted the first ever Canadian survey on domestic violence (DV) in the workplace. The study had many notable findings including: it's estimated Canadian employers lose…
Throughout the past few years, the provincial government has introduced the concept of Performance Excellence, a process improvement program, into the public service. On the government's website, it's described as: New Brunswick’s public service has undertaken a profound cultural change…
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada issued an historic ruling in favour of organized labour. The case revolved around a group of workers in Jonquière, Que. and their efforts to unionize and negotiate a collective agreement with their…
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Manufacturing support for Bill C-377

When you read about poll results, most people assume the findings are accurate and come with no strings attached. However, that's not always the case. Take for instance the poll numbers being used by supporters of Bill C-377. In a…
Monday, November 24, 2014

Two acronyms you need to know

CETA and ISDS. Both are four letters long and both could be disastrous for Canada. The acronyms stand for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). CETA is a trade agreement between Canada and the…
The term transparency is used a lot when it comes to Bill C-377. The private member's bill would amend the Income Tax Act to force unions to provide an incredibly onerous level of detailed financial disclosure about their work on…