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Provincial government prioritizes needs of business over jobs of New Brunswickers

3 / 17 / 2017

The provincial government recently decided to place the needs of business above the rights and jobs of New Brunswickers.The New Brunswick Union recently organized and initiated the collective bargaining process for previously non-bargaining employees of Mount St. Joseph and Miramichi Senior Citizens Home.With a new 240-bed nursing home on the horizon in Miramichi - which will replace Mount St. Joseph and Miramichi Senior Citizens Home - the NBU sought to have the newly unionized groups receive the same protections as...

Alberta to ban paid plasma clinics

3 / 16 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union is applauding the efforts of the Alberta government to protect our national blood and plasma supply.The province of Alberta introduced legislation earlier this week to ban private, for-profit plasma collection clinics within its borders. Once the legislation is passed, Alberta will become the third province to ban the private clinics along with Quebec and Ontario."We were very pleased to see the Alberta government take a step towards banning these clinics and protecting our national blood and...

International Women's Day

3 / 8 / 2017

With March 8 marking International Women's Day, I want to take a moment to salute women past and present who have played an integral part of building our country into the caring and compassionate land we call home.Women have fought hard to gain our rights throughout the course of history and we honour their sacrifices by continuing that fight today.We have come a long way, but the work is far from over.Today, we pause to remember the tremendous contributions of...

NBU and Vubiz add to its online course selection

3 / 6 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union is pleased to continue to offer members, and their families, access to more than 250 online courses on a wide variety of topics ranging from leadership skills to handling hazardous materials to computer programs including Excel through Vubiz.Providing members the opportunityto improve their skills is a key tenet of the NBU. Our Union Activist Training program continues to build a base of compassionate talented members at the workplace level. This online training program is not a...

NBU selects NB Association of Food Banks as charity of choice

3 / 2 / 2017

The New Brunswick Union board of directors has chosen the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks (NBAFB) as its charity of choice.For the next three years, the union will contribute $12,000 per year to the NBAFB to help with its work throughout the province. The NBAFB is a non-profit, charitable organization whose membership is comprised of food banks and soup kitchens throughout the province of New Brunswick.There are a total of 59 agency members throughout the province that comprise the...

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