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Provincial health plan light on details

11 / 19 / 2021

Details matter and the recently released provincial health plan did not provide enough.The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has numerous concerns regarding what was released ranging from the effect it will have on paramedics, provincial labs, recruitment and retention efforts, among others.Our heath care workers have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. We were hoping to see more concrete actions aimed at getting more people working in the system to try and alleviate the outsized burden on our health care...

Scholarship and bursary winners announced

11 / 4 / 2021

The New Brunswick Union recently awarded 10 scholarships and bursaries to members and their children. The value of each award is $500.“Every year, the scholarship and bursary committee have a tough job in determining the recipients as there are so many deserving candidates,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “We’re proud to help people further their education.”The winners of the 2021 scholarships and bursaries are:ScholarshipsPhillip D. Saab Memorial ScholarshipEmma MacKinnonRelated Member: Stacy MacKinnon, Specialized Health Care Professionals (SHCP), Miramichi, NBJ.H. (Gil)...

NBU supports striking CUPE workers

11 / 1 / 2021

Every day, members of the New Brunswick Union work side-by-side with their colleagues from CUPE. We know firsthand the hard work, professionalism and caring they bring to their jobs.That’s why we support the current strike to see their members be paid fair and equitable wages.During the pandemic, our members worked alongside their CUPE coworkers to help keep our province operating in the face of a worldwide pandemic. They put their health and safety at risk for the benefit of all...

Maxime McKen wins national scholarship

10 / 18 / 2021

Each year the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) – of which the New Brunswick Union (NBU) is a member – awards nine scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers.The scholarships are available to the children/grandchildren and foster children/grandchildren of the 390,000 members of NUPGE.The NBU is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students is Maxime McKen. The scholarship is worth $2,500. Maxime’s essay, LGBTQIA2S+ and Trade Unions: The...

Important tools to try and combat fourth wave being ignored

10 / 14 / 2021

Two of the most important tools the province could use to combat the fourth, and by far the worst, wave of COVID-19 is not being discussed:Paid sick days for workers and rapid testing for the general public.A way to limit the potential spread is for anyone who has symptoms to stay away from work and thus not possibly infect others, but many New Brunswickers can not afford to miss a day of work. Many provincial employees have sick days and...

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