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A recent decision by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has upheld the rights of union members.In its decision, the board ordered the commission to reinstate a lawyer, Jean Trahan, it fired after he became a union member. The…
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NBU calls for health care summit

Many issues facing New Brunswick stem from its aging population.Out migration: young families are leaving the province in search of work resulting in the average age of New Brunswickers increasing.Inequality in health care transfers from the federal government: the model…
The recent provincial budget contained several statements that will have an impact on members of the New Brunswick Union. One of the issues involves parking for members of the public service.Here's how Finance Minister Roger Melanson announced the change during…
Karen Burk's life could have been much different if she had been able to grow nice fingernails. She wouldn't have had a 30-year career as an instructor with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. The opportunity to inspire…
The provincial government's budget contained a mix of encouraging updates and potential issues in the view of the New Brunswick Union.Finance Minister Roger Melanson spoke about government's need to increase revenues in order to restore balance to province's financial situation.…
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Helping in Haiti

Just before departing for the airport, Kevin McCaig looked inside a shipping container.What he saw was students attending their first day of classes at the Sgt. Mark Gallagher Memorial Vocational School in Riviere Froide, Haiti."A lot of people in Haiti…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) was surprised by the statements of Finance Minister Roger Melanson regarding potential closures of Service New Brunswick offices. At no time has the provincial government discussed this possible measure with the NBU. However, before any…
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Leading by example

It's a number that has become synonymous with New Brunswick in the past few months - $600 million.It's the amount the provincial government is trying to find through revenue generation, cuts and efficiencies in an effort to improve its financial…
A recent CBC article on the New Brunswick Internal Services Agency documents some targets the group failed to reach since its inception in 2010.It highlights some areas where NBISA - an agency that handles human resources, payroll, IT, and accounts payable…
Unions have always played an important role in fighting for social and labour rights throughout history. By advocating for workers, unions have lead the way in workplace health and safety, pensions, standardized work weeks, vacation, parental leave and sick leave,…