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Disappointed.This is the word Premier Blaine Higgs used in a press conference to describe how he felt about New Brunswickers who hadn’t applied for jobs in agriculture and fish processing plants.The statement is part of a pattern in which the…
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member – sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada demanding that residential care facilities across the country be covered under…
The following is an opinion editorial written by Kat Lanteigne, executive director of BloodWatch.org, and Curtis Brandell, president of the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society. It originally appeared in the National Post newspaper.In a recent op-ed in the…
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recently released a report entitled Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis.As per the news release of the report, “The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at…
In a submission to the federal government’s consultations on strengthening corporate beneficial ownership transparency in Canada, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), of which the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is a member, has called for publicly accessible…
Recently there’s been comments that have been less than flattering concerning workers and their return to jobs as restrictions change in the province.Premier Blaine Higgs stated there could be issues with some people not wanting to return to work and…
Friday, May 1, 2020

Mobility agreement extended

The New Brunswick Union and the government of New Brunswick have agreed to extend the mobility agreement to May 31.The agreement allows some members to be shifted to other jobs in order to provide much needed help and support during…
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…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is pleased to continue to offer members, and their families, access to more than 250 online courses on a wide variety of topics ranging from leadership skills to handling hazardous materials to computer programs including…
Monday, April 27, 2020

Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning - held each year on April 28 - honours those killed or injured while on the job. Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to mourn the dead and fight for the living, the…