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Resource Services vote to ratify contract

1 / 14 / 2022

The Resource Services component, represented by the New Brunswick Union (NBU), voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the provincial government on Thursday, Jan 13.The group reached a tentative agreement with the employer on Jan. 4.“We’re very happy the members chose to ratify the contract,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “I want to thank the bargaining for their hard work on behalf of their colleagues and all Resource Services members for their patience throughout the process.”The contract...

Provincial program a great start

1 / 12 / 2022

The provincial Department of Education and Early Childhood Development recently announced it will give more than $115,000 to school districts to provide free menstrual hygiene products to students through the ‘Never be Caught Off Guard’ program.The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has been advocating for menstrual products to be made available for free in all provincial buildings after a resolution was passed by NBU membership during the 2020 Biennial Convention.“For our members, they viewed this as an equality issue,” said NBU...

Resource Services reach tentative agreement

1 / 4 / 2022

The Resource Services bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government on a new collective agreement on Tuesday, Jan. 4.The New Brunswick Union represents the members of Resources Services.“While the ongoing pandemic has caused delays in getting to this point, I’m very pleased we’ve reached this stage,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “The members of the bargaining team have shown great dedication and I want to thank all members for their patience.”The Resource Services component professionals monitor harvesting...

Premier Higgs should follow the lead of Nova Scotia

1 / 4 / 2022

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the New Brunswick and record-high case numbers, it’s time Premier Higgs and his caucus back up their words.On many occasions we’ve heard a member of this government urge New Brunswickers to stay home if they feel sick or have symptoms. It’s good advice as you wouldn’t want to possibly spread the virus amongst your co-workers or the general public.However, it ignores the reality many New Brunswickers face, namely, they can’t afford to miss...

Paid sick days a necessity as pandemic continues

12 / 10 / 2021

The provincial government can make a huge impact in the lives of New Brunswickers by enacting paid sick leave for all workers.The COVID-19 pandemic is not ending any time soon and we’re amid skyrocketing cases, many of which are in school-aged children, paid sick days are a necessity.While many unionized workers already have paid sick days, that is not the case with many non-unionized workers. Given the current rules regarding COVID-19, if a person tests positive or their child, they...

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