News Releases
With rumours swirling about Premier Blaine Higgs calling an election, it’s the opinion of the New Brunswick Union that it is unnecessary and hypocritical of government officials.There are several reasons for this position.COSTWhen it comes to programs and investments that…
Transforming the planned federal government Social Finance Fund into a subsidy for privatization will harm community and social services. That was the message in a letter from Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees, to…
Canadians for Tax Fairness are calling for new progressive taxes to help pay for the costs of responding to COVID-19. These taxes will enable Canada to manage the $343.2-billion deficit projected in the recent fiscal snapshot.Tax cuts mean the wealthiest…
Meeting the needs of Canadians requires improved public services, not new forms of privatization. That’s the message from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Task Force on New Forms of Privatization report, For the Public Good: The growing threat of privatization…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial government have agreed on an extension of the mobility agreement for a select group of members.Members of the Resource Services component who have been sent to enforce the travel restrictions at our…
The mobility agreement between New Brunswick Union (NBU) and the provincial government has ended for the majority of members in Parts I, II and IV.The agreement allowed some members to be shifted to other jobs in order to provide much…
For several years, the New Brunswick Union (NBU) has been sounding the alarm on the dangers of allowing for-profit plasma collection clinics to operate in New Brunswick.One such clinic was opened in Moncton under the Gallant government and, thus far,…
Earlier this month, economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Work Armine Yalnizyan spoke on a webinar hosted by the Canadian Association for Business Economics.The title of the presentation was Pandemic Economics: Thoughts on She-cession, She-covery and Future Growth.Below…
With about three million Canadians still out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government recently announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will continue for another eight weeks.The CERB provides those who lost their employment due to the…
While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of the norms we have operated in for decades, it has also presented us with an opportunity to use this time to reform some outdated and dangerous practices in our workplaces.Recent research conducted…