"In terms of the privatization of management of the Extra-Mural Program, we don't feel government listened to the people." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Privatization, equality rights, and good jobs are front-and-centre for NBU/NUPGE this year.
The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.
We applaud government for coming forward with these changes. We believe this is a reasonable approach, one that will help both employers and workers alike." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"The Extra-Mural Program, as it stands now, is a crown jewel of health care. We can't understand why the government would try and fix something that's not broken." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"We will continue to push for [domestic violence leave] in negotiations, with the ultimate goal of it becoming part of the labour laws in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Union says contract is fair and equitable for both sides.
The pay equity adjustments for the 3 groups will cost $8.4 million over 10 years. The pay increase at the end of the 10 years will result in hourly rates' increases from as low as just over $2 to as high as almost $9 per hour, depending on the classifications.
The newest groups in the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have voted to ratify their first collective agreements.
"Government officials need to listen to the warnings of employees. It appears this did not happen and we can see the results." — New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE)