Thursday, April 30, 2020

NBU celebrates 50th anniversary

On April 30, the New Brunswick Union celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The NBU had planned to celebrate in several way culminating with its 50th anniversary convention in October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will not be possible.
While the pandemic has been difficult for many, it has shown the resolve of New Brunswickers and the value of workers.
Each and every day we’ve seen NB workers risk their health and safety to keep us safe, keep our government going and keep our food supply steady, among many other tasks.
Their hard work and determination makes me proud to call our province home. It also fills me with pride to be part of the labour movement in New Brunswick.
For the past 50 years, the NBU and its members have been an essential part of the provincial workforce. We’re proud, like all New Brunswickers, of the work we do each and every day.
So on our anniversary, we want to thank all the workers of the province for their sacrifices, dedication and determination.
We’re a province made up of proud, hardworking people and it is an honour for the NBU to represent thousands of New Brunswickers.
A defining statement of the union movement is that we’re ‘Stronger Together.’ These past 50 years have proven this to be true for the NBU.
Upon reflecting on the past few months, those two words have taken on an even greater meaning.
All New Brunswickers have done their part in our fight against this pandemic. We’ve faced the challenges together. We’ve done so with patience, humility, understanding and cooperation.
We’ve shown that as a province we are Stronger Together.