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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A look back at 2020

Things rarely go as planned.And 2020 was no exception. A global pandemic, lockdowns, social distancing and many more challenges were all part of the past 12 months.For the New Brunswick Union, this year marked its 50th anniversary and there were…
There’s an old saying: When someone shows you who they are, believe it.The same holds true for governments. We had hoped that unlike his Conservative counterparts in other provinces, the Premier Higgs-led government wouldn’t prioritize profits of corporations over people.…
Members of the Carleton-Kirk component – represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) – voted in favour of accepting a tentative agreement on a new contract.The vote was held on Dec. 7.“Members have shown exceptional patience in getting to this…
The members of the Loch Lomond Villa component, represented by the New Brunswick Union, signed its new collective bargaining agreement.The deal became official on Nov. 26 after members of the both bargaining teams signed the contract.This marks the end of…
A new report from the Centre for Future Work is once again demonstrating that New Brunswick would benefit greatly from the implementation of a national child care system.According to the study by economist Jim Stanford:A universal national early learning and…
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Province needs to put people first

With the second wave of COVID-19 having disastrous effects across the country, we need our elected officials to put the health and safety of the people of New Brunswick first.We’re not suggesting the provincial government isn’t doing this, but rather…
Friday, November 20, 2020

Lessons learned

The Higgs government is leaning heavily on what it says it learned from fighting COVID-19 as it charts a path to a post-pandemic future.This is the first line from the CBC New Brunswick story regarding the Throne Speech outlining Premier…
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Who will government listen to?

An unsettling pattern is emerging with the Blaine Higgs government when it comes to healthcare.The Premier has been quoted often saying his government will listen to experts when it comes to important decisions regarding the health of New Brunswickers.Take for…
The New Brunswick Union is proud to announce the recipients of its scholarships and bursaries for 2020.A total of 10 recipients were announced.“Being able to help our members and their families further their education is very important to our union,”…
The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020 provides a clear picture of how inequality makes it harder for Canada to respond to COVID-19 and will make us more vulnerable to…