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Five new commercials created by members

5 / 16 / 2022

Earlier this year, the New Brunswick Union asked members to submit videos and photos to help create a new commercial.We received a tremendous response, enough to create five 30-second spots that will begin airing shortly on CTV, CBC and Radio-Canada.“We had hoped for a good amount of submissions, but the response was amazing and well beyond our expectations,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thank everyone who took the time to send us a submission, we really appreciate...

Province should try four-day work week

5 / 9 / 2022

The government of New Brunswick should follow the lead of municipalities regarding a pilot program for a four-day work week.Quispamsis began its pilot program May 1st and it will run for 24 weeks. The town of Sackville is also considering a four-day work week.In Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough has decided to make its four-day work week permanent based on the results of its program.In an interview with CTV News, Guysborough Chief Administrative Officer Barry Carroll...

Day of Mourning

4 / 28 / 2022

The National Day of Mourning - held each year on April 28 - honours those killed or injured while on the job. Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to mourn the dead and fight for the living, the day is now observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries.This year, the day takes on extra meaning as many workers are risking their health and safety to provide much needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic. These essential...

Facts not feelings need to be in charge

4 / 22 / 2022

The provincial healthcare system is being stressed to its breaking point.This is not up for debate.There are numbers to back it up. Five New Brunswick hospitals have reached or exceeded their capacity according to numbers released by the Vitalité Health Network.On the Horizon side, two hospitals are operating at nearly 100 per cent capacity. There are hundreds of staff off due COVID-19. Hundreds of patients have been admitted for the virus, many in intensive care.The numbers show a crisis point...

Members vote to ratify contract

4 / 8 / 2022

The Clerical and Regulatory component, represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the provincial government on Thursday, April 7.The group reached a tentative agreement with the employer on March 16.“We’re pleased with the results of the vote,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thank the bargaining team for their hard work and all the members who took the time to study the agreement and vote.”The contract is for...

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