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Recently there’s been comments that have been less than flattering concerning workers and their return to jobs as restrictions change in the province.Premier Blaine Higgs stated there could be issues with some people not wanting to return to work and…
Friday, May 1, 2020

Mobility agreement extended

The New Brunswick Union and the government of New Brunswick have agreed to extend the mobility agreement to May 31.The agreement allows some members to be shifted to other jobs in order to provide much needed help and support during…
Thursday, April 30, 2020

NBU celebrates 50th anniversary

On April 30, the New Brunswick Union celebrates its 50th anniversary.The NBU had planned to celebrate in several way culminating with its 50th anniversary convention in October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will not be possible.While the pandemic has…
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…