Thursday, April 18, 2019

Day of Mourning set for April 28

Working with our members and employers to ensure a secure and safe workplace is of the utmost importance to the New Brunswick Union (NBU).That’s why April 28 takes on special significance.The National Day of Mourning - held each year on…
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…
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…
“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…
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

More details needed to assess budget

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…
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…
Thursday, March 7, 2019

International Women's Day

With International Women’s Day upon us (March 8), I wanted to take the time to reflect on all the strong and proud women who call this province home.I’m inspired daily by the hard work, dedication, compassion and expertise of my…
The staff of Orchard View Long Term Care Home made history recently when they officially signed their first collective agreement.The contract was made official with a ceremony on Feb. 28.“I want to thank the bargaining team for working so hard…
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Austin's proposal doesn't add up

Recently, the leader of the People’s Alliance – Kris Austin – put out a press release stating it’s time for government to privatize NB Liquor and Cannabis NB in the wake of former CEO Brian Harriman’s resignation.While it is Austin’s…
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NUPGE Scholarships

Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 6 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Entrants must be the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the…