Thursday, March 19, 2020

Message to MSP and SHCP from the NBU re: COVID-19

First and foremost I want to express gratitude and thanks on behalf of all members and staff of the New Brunswick Union to those of you in the healthcare sector.
Your work is of the utmost importance at any time, but the global pandemic we’re experiencing with COVID-19 reinforces your value.
Your dedication and commitment to your fellow New Brunswickers is nothing short of amazing.
The New Brunswick Union is here to support you in any way we can. We recently signed a mobility agreement with government which means our members not working in the healthcare can be redeployed to help provide much needed support to the healthcare sector.
We’re also communicating multiple times per day with government and other healthcare unions about the situation. During those calls we’re asking many questions in regards to our members in the Medical Science Professionals and Specialized Healthcare Professionals components about staffing, safety and many other concerns.
With this in mind, if you have specific questions we encourage you to contact your Labour Relations Officer (LRO) so they can get them answered as quickly as possible.
While our office is closed to the public, we’re still working. You can call the office directly at (506) 458-8440 or 1-800-442-4420 to speak with your LRO.
If you’re unsure of who is your LRO, below is a listing:
Medical Science Professionals:
Members in Horizon Regions 1SE, 2, and 7 – Chris MacLellan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Vitalité Regions 1B, 4, 5 and 6 – Jody Jodoin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Region 3 – Leslie Hebb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Medavie Extra-Mural – Leslie Hebb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Specialized Healthcare Professionals:
Members in Horizon Regions 1SE, 2, and 7 – Jody Jodoin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Vitalité Regions 1B, 4, 5 and 6 – Chris MacLellan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Region 3 – Leslie Hebb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Members in Medavie Extra-Mural – Leslie Hebb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

I want to reiterate that we need to know about any COVID-19 related workplace issues that are happening so we can get them answered quickly.
Once again, on behalf of everyone at the NBU, I want to thank you. We’re here to support you in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions and concerns.
Thank you.
Sincerely,

Susie Proulx-Daigle, President of the NBU