The current COVID-19 pandemic has made the need to ban this practice, both in New Brunswick and nationwide, even more apparent.
“The economy is gradually re-opening now, but it will take years to rebuild the quantity of work back up to a level that fully occupies Canadian workers. And at the same time, we need to repair some obvious and damaging flaws in the quality of work, if we want that reopening to last and succeed.” — Jim Stanford, labour economist
“The issue of child care is this generation’s medicare story, and we’ve got to get it done.” — Armine Yalnizyan
The assertion that workers are lazy or don’t want to do their jobs flies directly in the face of the tremendous work we’ve seen done during this pandemic.
“We’re extremely lucky to have people with this level of expertise in our province. And we wish them safe travels as they embark on this difficult task.” ― Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“For half a century we’ve been helping New Brunswickers in their daily lives and in some of their biggest life moments.” ― Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"Congratulations to all the winners of our 2019 scholarships. We were very impressed with the entries we received this year and wish the winners and all the entrants the very best in their pursuit of their education and future careers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
NBU/NUPGE encourages instructors to reach out to discuss joining the NBU/NUPGE so they will have someone standing up for them and defending their rights in the workplace.
So, to Finance Minister Steeves and Premier Higgs, the NBU/NUPGE is willing to work with you, but that requires meaningful dialogue and a willingness to compromise not just on the union's part, but on the government's as well. — New Brunswick Union
“It was a total team effort. It’s very exciting for a group to negotiate and get its first contract completed." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President