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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…
“Calling your work essential doesn’t even begin to describe its importance, so from all of us to all of you - thank you.” This is the message New Brunswick families are delivering to the province’s essential workers in the latest…
In a recent press conference Premier Blaine Higgs stated the province is facing a problem in terms of its workers as many are choosing to stay home and collect the federal benefit rather than return to work. “We have created....a…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) are calling on all levels of government to adopt enhanced presumptive coverage for all workers employed during the COVID-19 emergency.At a time when the public…
Thursday, April 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Income Inequality

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union is a member – has published a new research paper, entitled COVID-19 and Income Inequality, which examines the effects COVID-19 is having on Canada's…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU), working with several other parties, have developed and issued a joint statement on the use of personal protection (PPE) equipment by health care workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Protecting healthcare workers has been the…
Friday, April 3, 2020

Thank you to workers

This past month has completely changed how we look at the world.The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few months ago. While many of us remain at home on the advice and…
The stress of overwork or isolation due to the COVID-19 is testing many of us. One way people have been reaching out for comfort and connection (virtually, of course) has been through music. As trade unionists, songs of solidarity and…
The New Brunswick Union is urging people who are going to access one of the nine open Service New Brunswick centres in person to consider all other options before entering.The NBU represents many of the people working at Service NB.“For…