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NBU part of joint agreement on Personal Protective Equipment

4 / 6 / 2020

The New Brunswick Union (NBU), working with several other parties, have developed and issued a joint statement on the use of personal protection (PPE) equipment by health care workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Protecting healthcare workers has been the goal of all the organizations in these discussions. Keeping healthcare workers safe and on the job is of the utmost importance as their work is key in fighting COVID-19.It is vital that healthcare workers have the necessary PPE to perform...

Thank you to workers

4 / 3 / 2020

This past month has completely changed how we look at the world.The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few months ago. While many of us remain at home on the advice and direction of our medical community and government, that is not the case for everyone.Many have to continue working for a variety of reasons, including thousands of New Brunswick Union (NBU) members. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone...

NUPGE to host online concert April 2

3 / 30 / 2020

The stress of overwork or isolation due to the COVID-19 is testing many of us. One way people have been reaching out for comfort and connection (virtually, of course) has been through music. As trade unionists, songs of solidarity and protest are part of our history. They remain important to our movement today.Artist community hit hard by COVID-19One of the sectors that has been hard hit through this worldwide epidemic is the entertainment industry. Artists are doing their part do...

NBU urges people to go online for Service NB

3 / 24 / 2020

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...

SPECIAL UPDATE FROM YOUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN WAKE OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK

3 / 20 / 2020

Your Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on March 18, 2020. In respecting the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health, we chose to practice social distancing by meeting through online video link. We met with Vestcor, the NBPSPP’s investment manager and administration services provider, and carefully reviewed the steps each are taking to support our Plan through these types of events. In addition, we met with the Plan’s actuary, Morneau Shepell, to review...

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