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The New Brunswick Union (NBU) recently made its yearly donation of $12,000 to KidSport New Brunswick on behalf of its members.The not-for-profit organization provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. KidSport NB was…
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lending a helping hand

A more than 12-hour stay at an Emergency Room is tough, add in a sick seven-month-old daughter and it’s not how anyone would want to spend a day.Tired, worried and exhausted are words that come to mind.However, Kay LeBlanc managed…
Throughout the province we’re witnessing our health care system at a crossroads.Emergency Room are reducing hours and closing on weekends. The system doesn’t have enough health care professionals to cover vacations, and many are in need of a break after…
In the wake of the sudden and tragic passing of former New Brunswick Union Vice-President Al Mullin earlier this year, his family has found a way to honour his memory and giving spirit.The first recipient of the Aloysius Mullin Scholarship…
A pilot-program in Iceland set up to test the pros and cons of a four-day work week has resulted in overwhelmingly positive results.Conducted between 2015-2019, about 2,500 workers worked between 35-36 hours per week rather than the traditional 40 hours…
Unprecedented. Uncertain. Challenging. New Normal. Social Distancing. Isolation. Lockdown.These are just some of the words and terms that have quickly taken on new meaning for all of us. They have become part of our regular vocabulary as we continue to…
The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice recently released its latest document – Justice for New Brunswick Workers. Included in it are seven recommendations that would improve the lives of all New Brunswickers.The New Brunswick Union (NBU) supports the…
A recent memo regarding continued travel restrictions for health care workers was issued by the provincial government.It means health care workers will not be allowed to travel in the same manner as other New Brunswickers after the province reached its…
The provincial government has a choice to make when it comes to how it will proceed as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.Will it continue with the status quo of successive governments which has pushed services in the public sector…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has begun a new campaign to have a one-on-one conversation with its more than 10,000 members.The project recently began as NBU board member Shelley Coulombe started calling members in various components.The purpose of the calls…