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The keynote speech from the provincial government's recent public forum - part of its strategic program review - was on alternate service delivery.If you're unfamiliar with the term, here's how a press release described it, "the fiscal and service benefits…
"I'm committed to growing the middle class and giving every Canadian a real and fair chance to succeed." - Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada“I believe the most important economic asset Canada has is the middle class.”…
Recently, the House of Commons passed the federal government's controversial anti-terrorism law, Bill -C-51, with a few small amendments. In the build up to the vote, numerous Canadians spoke against it including former Prime Ministers. Law Professors from across the…
Despite being labelled as unnecessary and an attack on labour unions, Bill C-377 was before the Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee recently for a hearing.A private member's bill, Bill C-377 would amend the Income Tax Act to force unions…
Civil servant, public sector worker or government employee.Say those words aloud and it will conjure up a distinct image for most people. The picture in their head is an office worker behind a desk in a Fredericton building. While that…
The April 28 Telephone Town Hall on workplace health and safety was a great success. More than 2,100 members participated and many had excellent questions for our safety specialist Mike Allen.On behalf of the New Brunswick Union, I would like…
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Evaluation process has begun

On April 20, the Pay Equity Evaluation committee began the process of evaluating the surveys members had previously filled out. This process could take between two and three months. This is the first step in the initiative with others to…
The provincial government recently announced it will bring together health care experts from across New Brunswick for a pair of forums to discuss health care delivery.The first session is set to take place in May. The New Brunswick Union is…
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…