Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NBU urges people to go online for Service NB

The New Brunswick Union is urging people who are going to access one of the nine open Service New Brunswick centres in person to consider all other options before entering.
The NBU represents many of the people working at Service NB.
“For the safety of those working at the centres we’re urging people to stay away unless it is absolutely necessary,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “The best solution during this global crisis is to stay home, so if you don’t need to be at the centre, please don’t go.”
Only those accessing essential services will be allowed inside. All others will be turned away. The list of essential services is as follows:
• motor vehicle transfers;
• road test for class 1/3/4 licences only;
• International Fuel Tax Agreement Decal applications;
• Medicare Application for Registration, replacement cards or renewals;
• Family Support payments;
• Request for Divorce certificate;
• fine payments after court date/due date;
• IRP transactions (International Registration Plan)
• transit markers;
• Restoration of Driving Privileges application;
• rent payments (only those ordered to be paid at Service New Brunswick by the Residential Tenancies Tribunal);
• vital statistics: marriage licences (only for marriages scheduled up until April 30, 2020);
• housing loan and rental payments (Social Development); and
• damage deposit payments (Social Development).
The following services are not available in person at centres as they are not deemed essential:
• fine payments (before court/due date);
• water/sewer payments;
• property tax payments;
• driver abstracts;
• motor vehicle renewals (can be completed online and by phone);
• parking placards
• lottery permits/licences;
• written driver tests;
• driver road tests (tests available for commercial licences only);
• technical inspections (can be done online);
• security deposit payment;
• birth, death, marriage certificate applications (can be done online).
For those who must go to a centre in person, Proulx-Daigle stresses the need to adhere to all safety protocols including social distancing, no cash payments and only a certain number of people will be allowed inside at one time.
“All of these measures are for the safety of the workers as well as customers,” Proulx-Daigle said. “We’re all in this together, so remember to practice social distancing and to be kind and courteous to one another.”
For more information go online to: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.03.0145.html