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Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525.“Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned against these bills from the beginning, and…
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Generational change and unions

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), of which NBU is a component, is conducting research into what generational change means for unions and the labour movement in Canada.The research will begin with a short survey of members…
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ridiculous

Ridiculous.It's the word used by Canadian Plasma Resources CEO Barzin Bahardoust in an article published in the Telegraph-Journal on May 27, 2017.He used it while discussing whether or not his clinic - which will pay people to donate their blood…
During the past few weeks, a lot of attention has been paid to the rising costs of assessment premiums New Brunswick businesses will pay to fund WorkSafeNB. Employers pay the rate - currently at $1.48 per $100 of payroll -…
This commentary from MLA David Coon originally appeared in the May 11, 2017 edition of The Daily Gleaner.When I graduated from university I wrote the federal public service exam, believing public service would be a career where I could make…
The instructors at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement.Represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), the next step in the process is to present the deal to members,…
The newest groups in the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have voted to ratify their first collective bargaining agreements.Members of the Miramichi Seniors Centre and Mount Saint Joseph voted unanimously in favour of accepting the contract during a vote held on…
The professional and supervisory employees of the Miramichi Seniors Centre and Mount Saint Joseph agreed to a tentative contract with their respective employers on May 1st.Represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), the deal marks the first time professional and…
More than 1,000 members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU) took part in a recent Telephone Town Hall on the topic of Health and Safety in the Workplace.The event - hosted by NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle with guest speaker and…
Thursday, April 27, 2017

National 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 day…