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Unions important in reversing income inequality

3 / 5 / 2015

Unions have always played an important role in fighting for social and labour rights throughout history. By advocating for workers, unions have lead the way in workplace health and safety, pensions, standardized work weeks, vacation, parental leave and sick leave, among others.A recent study by economists with the International Monetary Fund demonstrates the importance of unions when it comes to combating the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor. Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is...

The Problems with Bill C-51

3 / 4 / 2015

When tragedy strikes Canadians, our response is careful, measured and in the best interest of all citizens. This is a hallmark of our country. Rash decisions are pushed aside in favour of building a consensus and enacting laws that will protect the things we hold dear - our rights and freedoms as Canadians.In its current form, Bill C-51 - the current governments proposed anti-terrorism legislation - presents serious issues to those rights. Numerous people are speaking out against Bill C-51...

NBU supports the efforts of 'Up for Debate'

2 / 26 / 2015

There will be many topics of debate in the upcoming federal election and one of the most prominent should be how our leaders will deal with gender inequality.Despite more women graduating from university, entering the work force, running successful companies and holding public office; women still make up the majority of the poor in Canada, earn about 20 per cent less than their male counterparts for the same work and do about double the amount of unpaid labour in the...

Special offer for NBU members

2 / 25 / 2015

New Brunswick Union (NBU) members are being offered a special winter rate by the Delta Fredericton Hotel.Between Feb. 26 and March 7, NBU members can book rooms from $89 to $102 per night at the Delta Fredericton Hotel.To make a reservation call 1-888-890-3222 or go online to and remember to use the special rate code NBS to receive the discount.

NBU and NUPGE call on feds to defend the right to strike

2 / 18 / 2015

New Brunswick Union President Susie Proulx-Daigle and her counterpart James Clancy of the National Union of Public and General Employees are calling on the federal government to support worker's rights during an upcoming international meeting.The governing body of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland from March 12-27. During this meeting, a group of employers on ILO's governing body are attempting to overturn worker's fundamental right to strike. Should the employers succeed, profits will increase...

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