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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Midterm Conference a success

The New Brunswick Union hosted its first Midterm Conference from June 2-4 in Fredericton with great success.The three days were packed with tremendous presentations from Dr. Brian Goldman, Olympian Heather Moyse, Dr. Matthew Hayes, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Siobhán…
The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is pleased to announce SPCA Animal Protection Officers have successfully unionized.The NBU recently applied to the provincial Labour and Employment Board to become the official bargaining agent for the officers. The application was successful and…
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…
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…
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Day of Mourning

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…
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…
Friday, April 8, 2022

Members vote to ratify contract

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…
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The two New Brunswicks

There are two versions of New Brunswick.One is occupied by Premier Blaine Higgs and those in his orbit.The second is where everyone else resides.How else can you explain a recent statement from the Premier in the legislature. While debating his…
The recently released provincial budget seems to be a lot of half measures.For instance, the New Brunswick Union has advocated for rent control to stop the constant flow of egregious rent increases being foisted upon NB citizens.The budget announced a…
The Clerical and Regulatory component, represented by the New Brunswick Union, reached a tentative agreement on March 16, 2022 with the provincial government for a new contract.The previous agreement expired March 31, 2019.“The bargaining team has been hard at work…