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The attached document corrects misinformation in a fact sheet distributed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on Bill 35.The New Brunswick Union is against Bill 35 as it will not achieve the goals of reducing the wait…
Respiratory Therapists play major role in health care   Ask Lynne Ward to best sum up the role of a respiratory therapist (RT) and she takes a moment to consider. What’s being asked is not an easy task. Because of…
Each year on the National Day of Mourning remembering workers who were injured or killed on the job, NBU board member and New Brunswick Community College Instructor Kevin McCaig recalls the horrific events that has shaped his working life.“I always…
The two attached fact sheets are in regard to the misinformation surrounding Bill 35.The first presents the issues we have with the bill and why it should not go forward as presently constructed. The second fact sheet provides some more…
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS), along with partners in each Atlantic province, released The Cost of Poverty in the Atlantic Provinces. The report provides the total cost of poverty in the Atlantic provinces, which ranges from $2…
“So far I’ve heard people say the status quo is fine, we just need to do the same thing that hasn’t worked - more and harder and I don’t think it’s a sensible policy approach, so I won’t be following…
The provincial government has stated it wants to make the necessary changes and investments to help improve the quality of mental health services in the province.However, their actions and words don’t seem to matchup.For instance, journalists noted politicians laughing during…
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

NBU reaction to provincial budget

Details are important, especially when it comes to the provincial budget.Today’s budget is no exception. We hope the $11.1 million for physician recruitment will bring in more doctors to the province, but with no details, it’s hard to be overly…
The New Brunswick Health Coalition is urging the provincial government to make much needed investments in the public health care system as it begins its public consultation process.“The pandemic has demonstrated just how valuable the public health care system is…
Public sector unions are coming together in solidarity to urge the provincial government to lead New Brunswick’s economic recovery by investing to improve public services. Together, our organizations represent 1 in 6 New Brunswick workers.Over the past year, we have…