News Releases
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Minister Holder should apologize

In a recent article in the St. Thomas University student newspaper The Aquinian, the provincial Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour made statements that are not only incorrect, but show a disdain for the hardworking people of New Brunswick.In…
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Black History Month 2021

Every February, Canada celebrates Black History Month to honour the legacies of black Canadians and Black people living in Canada. First celebrated as a week-long event in the United States in 1926, it’s believed the idea was brought to Canada…
Thursday, January 28, 2021

What is the point of not offering help

Empathy and compassion are virtues the governing party of our province needs to exhibit as it has been lacking throughout portions of the pandemic.The province is among the lowest in terms of money spent to help its citizens throughout COVID-19.…
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows the provincial government has almost completely depended on the federal government to help its citizens and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.Canada has earmarked $374 billion between federal and…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial labour movement lost a champion for workers rights with the passing of Al Mullin Sunday afternoon.Al was the first vice-president of the NBU having been recently elected to a fifth consecutive term…
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A look back at 2020

Things rarely go as planned.And 2020 was no exception. A global pandemic, lockdowns, social distancing and many more challenges were all part of the past 12 months.For the New Brunswick Union, this year marked its 50th anniversary and there were…
There’s an old saying: When someone shows you who they are, believe it.The same holds true for governments. We had hoped that unlike his Conservative counterparts in other provinces, the Premier Higgs-led government wouldn’t prioritize profits of corporations over people.…
Members of the Carleton-Kirk component – represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU) – voted in favour of accepting a tentative agreement on a new contract.The vote was held on Dec. 7.“Members have shown exceptional patience in getting to this…
The members of the Loch Lomond Villa component, represented by the New Brunswick Union, signed its new collective bargaining agreement.The deal became official on Nov. 26 after members of the both bargaining teams signed the contract.This marks the end of…
A new report from the Centre for Future Work is once again demonstrating that New Brunswick would benefit greatly from the implementation of a national child care system.According to the study by economist Jim Stanford:A universal national early learning and…