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SHCP and PSPS reach tentative agreements

9 / 20 / 2021

The Specialized Health Care Professionals (SHCP) and Professional Services for Students in the Public School System (PSPS) bargaining teams reached tentative agreements with the provincial government on new collective agreements on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2021.The New Brunswick Union represents the members of both groups.“The negotiation process has been a long and difficult one with significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I’m very proud of the perseverance and patience demonstrated by the bargaining teams to...

Gender Equality Week

9 / 20 / 2021

This week is Gender Equality Week in Canada. In June 2018, the Gender Equality Week Act received Royal Assent. It designates the 4th week in September as Gender Equality Week.It is a time to celebrate advancements on gender equality, take stock of the work that still needs to be done, and recommit ourselves to fighting gender inequity and discrimination.COVID-19 shone a light on inequalityThe New Brunswick Union (NBU) has been one of many groups sounding the alarm on the gendered...

Federal election voter guide – Fair taxes

9 / 17 / 2021

With the federal election set for Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, the New Brunswick Union will publish a series of articles regarding key issues and where the Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic Party and Green Party stand on each.The sixth in the series is on fair taxation.Fair taxation is essential if we are going to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments will need funds to ensure no one is left behind as we recover. Serious problems with services like long-term care need...

Federal election voter guide – Indigenous rights

9 / 17 / 2021

With the federal election set for Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, the New Brunswick Union will publish a series of articles regarding key issues and where the Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic Party and Green Party stand on each.The second in the series is on indigenous rights.Regardless of whether it’s the Liberals or Conservatives that are in power, Indigenous people have not been treated fairly for generations. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the impact of problems like overcrowded housing conditions and the...

Federal election voter guide – Anti-racism measures

9 / 16 / 2021

With the federal election set for Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, the New Brunswick Union will publish a series of articles regarding key issues and where the Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic Party and Green Party stand on each.The fourth in the series is on anti-racism measures.Canada has a history of colonization, systemic racism, and discrimination. We are still experiencing the effects of centuries old racism, and indeed many racist systems and attitudes still exist in the present.During the COVID-19 pandemic hate...

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