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Time to end for-profit plasma donations

6 / 12 / 2018

The following is an opinion editorial from Senator Pamela Wallin:After the tainted blood crisis of the early 1980s, 2,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and more than 30,000 contracted hepatitis C from infected blood.Sadly, about 8,000 of those who received bad blood are expected to die.A federal inquiry into one of the most significant health crises in the country's history found that it was driven in part by negligent safety protocols.After his investigation into the deadly scandal, Justice Horace Krever...

NBU members made a difference during flood

6 / 7 / 2018

On behalf of the New Brunswick Union executive and staff, I want to thank all of our members who worked tirelessly on behalf of their fellow New Brunswickers during the recent flood.On more than one occasion we’ve seen our members step up during times of hardship to offer their services and it is truly appreciated.In fact, we see the generosity, compassion and caring of all New Brunswickers when faced with difficult circumstances be it floods, ice storms and other challenging...

NBU President calls on NB senators to support bill banning paid plasma

5 / 31 / 2018

The fight against paid plasma in Canada took a major step forward today, when Senator Pamela Wallin introduced a bill to ban payments for blood donations across the country. If passed, the bill would prohibit companies from giving monetary payment – such as cash or gift cards - to people in return for giving blood. New Brunswick is one of only two provinces in Canada where a private company – Canadian Plasma Resources – operates a pay-for-donation clinic. Alberta, British...

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick instructors ratify new deal

5 / 23 / 2018

Instructors at the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement on Tuesday.A tentative deal had been reached on May 3.The bargaining component – represented by the New Brunswick Union – voted in favour of the five-year –and-three-month contract which runs from May 1, 2015 through July 31, 2020.“I want to thank the members of the negotiating team who worked very hard on behalf of their colleagues to reach this deal,” said Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I...

NBU donates $12,000 to provincial food banks

5 / 16 / 2018

Earlier this week, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) presented the NB Association of Food Banks (NBAFB) with a cheque for $12,000.The donation was part of the NBU’s commitment to helping New Brunswickers through its charity of choice – the NBAFB. Every three years, the union selects a charity and makes a yearly donation of $12,000 to its cause.The NBAFB is a non-profit, charitable organization whose membership is comprised of food banks and soup kitchens throughout the province of New Brunswick.“On...

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