There will be many topics of debate in the upcoming federal election and one of the most prominent should be how our leaders will deal with gender inequality.Despite more women graduating from university, entering the work force, running successful companies…
New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle and her counterpart James Clancy of the National Union of Public and General Employees are calling on the federal government to support worker's rights during an upcoming international meeting.The governing body of the United…
An historic decision by the Supreme Court of Canada is being celebrated across the country by unions of workers.In its ruling, the highest court in the country declared the right to strike as a basic human right protected by the…
After surpassing its 2014 goal, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) has set an ambitious target for 2015 in its Partner for Life program with Canadian Blood Services.Last year, NBU pledged to donate 25 units of blood, platelets and plasma. Union…
As Canada’s premiers meet in Ottawa, the country’s major provincial public sector unions are calling for the fight against income inequality to be a priority. “The federal government continues to enact policies like income splitting which only benefit the rich,”…
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…