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Instructors working in the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) system and their employer have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.The instructors are members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU).The tentative deal was reached on May 3,…
Last week, the government of British Columbia introduced the Voluntary Blood Donations Act to help protect Canada’s national voluntary blood and plasma collection system.In a press release, it states, “No paid plasma collection clinics are operating in British Columbia. This…
Members of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Instructors group represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) and officials from NBCC officially signed a new collective agreement on Tuesday, April 24.The five-year and three-month agreement dates back to May 1,…
A little more than one year ago, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) board of directors chose the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks (NBAFB) as its charity of choice.This meant, for the next three years, the union will contribute $12,000…
Sixty-six kilometres. If a person wishing to work as a school psychologist drove this distance beginning in Moncton and stopping in Amherst, Nova Scotia the difference in their profession would be immense. On the New Brunswick side the caseload is…
Last week the National Executive Board of Unifor announced that Unifor was, effective immediately, disaffiliating from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is deeply disappointed in this decision and is concerned about…
With the September election approaching, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) approached University of New Brunswick at Saint John political science professor J.P. Lewis for his preliminary take on a few issues. According to the UNB website, "[Lewis] research interests are…
With the province introducing amendments to the Employment Standards Act concerning domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence leave and currently consulting stakeholders after which regulatory changes will be made based on feedback, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) has several suggestions…
The collapse of British company Carillion - a major contractor in public-private-partnerships (P3s) - could cost thousands their jobs and casts even more doubt on the value of P3s, outsourcing and privatization.The company crumbled under the weight of about $2.6…
The coming weeks will be key in coming to an informed opinion on the 2018-19 budget as details were scarce in the announcement made by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers on Tuesday.While spending will increase in healthcare, education and tourism, exactly…