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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...

Much more needs to be done with tax havens

10 / 12 / 2021

On Oct. 4, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released information from the Pandora Papers, records from 14 companies that help the wealthy use tax havens. The information is a reminder that there is still a lot to do to curb the use of tax havens.Wealthy Canadians, world leaders on the list of those using tax havensAmong those found to have holdings in tax havens, or through tax havens, are wealthy Canadians and over 300 public officials, including 35...

SHCP component votes to ratify agreement

10 / 2 / 2021

The Specialized Health Care Professionals (SHCP) component represented by the New Brunswick Union voted in favour of ratifying a tentative deal reached with the government of New Brunswick.The deal is five years in length and covers the time period from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024.The negotiating teams reached the tentative agreement on Sept. 20, 2021. From there a meeting was held with members to discuss the deal and a vote was conducted concluding at 5 p.m. on Oct...

PSPS component votes to ratify agreement

10 / 1 / 2021

The Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) component represented by the New Brunswick Union voted in favour of ratifying a tentative deal reached with the government of New Brunswick.The deal is five years in length and covers the time period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.The negotiating teams reached the tentative agreement on Sept. 20, 2021. From there a meeting was held with members to discuss the deal and a vote was held concluding...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

9 / 29 / 2021

September 30, 2021, marks the first observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Previously observed as Orange Shirt Day, this is the first year the day will be observed as a federal statutory holiday.Orange Shirt Day is the legacy of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad and the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project and Reunion events as a way to commemorate the residential school experience. It’s a way to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and...

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