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Karen Burk has inspired thousands through art and teaching

4 / 1 / 2015

Karen Burk's life could have been much different if she had been able to grow nice fingernails. She wouldn't have had a 30-year career as an instructor with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. The opportunity to inspire hundreds of students would have been lost and she never would have met Queen Elizabeth II. The New Brunswick Union member earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Boston University and was working toward a master’s degree in library sciences from...

Blood donations needed in Atlantic Canada

4 / 1 / 2015

Weather conditions have wreaked havoc on all areas of life in Atlantic Canada this past winter including blood donation.Canadian Blood Services cancelled a record-breaking 57 blood donor clinics during the winter season."The closure of these clinics means that we have lost the opportunity to collect over 2,200 donations," said the director of donor relations in Atlantic Canada Peter MacDonald. "With better weather forecasts on the way, we need donors to book or rebook an appointment to give blood."The New Brunswick...

The New Brunswick Union's response to the budget

3 / 31 / 2015

The provincial government's budget contained a mix of encouraging updates and potential issues in the view of the New Brunswick Union.Finance Minister Roger Melanson spoke about government's need to increase revenues in order to restore balance to province's financial situation. The NBU encourages government to focus on this path as its the union's view that revenue generation should be the top priority before any further cuts to programs and services are considered.In that respect, the NBU applauds the creation of...

Position Available: Labour Relations Officer

3 / 24 / 2015

POSITION AVAILABLENew Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees, representing over 8,500 unionized public and private employees in New Brunswick, is seeking applications to fill a full-time permanent Labour Relations Officer position. This position is based in Fredericton. The position requires a person who is dynamic and independent, has strong problem solving skills, and functions well in a team environment. Duties: A full range of labour relations services will be assigned...

Helping in Haiti

3 / 24 / 2015

Just before departing for the airport, Kevin McCaig looked inside a shipping container.What he saw was students attending their first day of classes at the Sgt. Mark Gallagher Memorial Vocational School in Riviere Froide, Haiti."A lot of people in Haiti don't get the chance for an education, some don't get past kindergarten," McCaig said. "So to see them in the class getting this tremendous opportunity, this life-changing opportunity was amazing."The look inside the container was the culmination of years of...

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