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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Domestic violence and the workplace

Recently, researchers from the University of Western Ontario, in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress, conducted the first ever Canadian survey on domestic violence (DV) in the workplace. The study had many notable findings including: it's estimated Canadian employers lose…
Throughout the past few years, the provincial government has introduced the concept of Performance Excellence, a process improvement program, into the public service. On the government's website, it's described as: New Brunswick’s public service has undertaken a profound cultural change…
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada issued an historic ruling in favour of organized labour. The case revolved around a group of workers in Jonquière, Que. and their efforts to unionize and negotiate a collective agreement with their…
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Manufacturing support for Bill C-377

When you read about poll results, most people assume the findings are accurate and come with no strings attached. However, that's not always the case. Take for instance the poll numbers being used by supporters of Bill C-377. In a…
Monday, November 24, 2014

Two acronyms you need to know

CETA and ISDS. Both are four letters long and both could be disastrous for Canada. The acronyms stand for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). CETA is a trade agreement between Canada and the…
The term transparency is used a lot when it comes to Bill C-377. The private member's bill would amend the Income Tax Act to force unions to provide an incredibly onerous level of detailed financial disclosure about their work on…
Bill C-377 is a private member's bill introduced by British Columbia MP Russ Hiebert. It aims to amend the Income Tax Act to require unions and employee organizations to give the Canada Revenue Agency details of all transactions over $5,000,…
Thursday, November 13, 2014

NBU welcomes two new staff members

The New Brunswick Union is pleased to welcome two new members to its staff. Michelle Losier and Andrew McGilligan joined NBU in October and November, respectively. Michelle is a coordinating labour relations officer for Part I, Part II and Part…
  On Friday, October 24, 2014, NB Union President, Susie Proulx-Daigle opened the Union's 40th Convention with 165 delegates and guests in attendance. The President's report in video format captivated the delegates and received a standing ovation. In her forty-minute…
  Full cost of living increase will be provided to members of the CBE Shared Risk Plan   October 1, 2014   The Board of Trustees for the CBE Shared Risk Plan recently approved a full cost of living increase…