On Wednesday May 29th, the 105 delegates attending the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) Convention elected Daniel Légère as its President. Daniel Légère brings years of experience to the position, having served as President of CUPE New Brunswick for the past fourteen years. His union experience spans the past forty years. Patrick Colford recently announced that he would not seek a fourth mandate at the helm of the NBFL.
Delegates also elected Brian Duplessis, of the International Longshoremen’s Association, as NBFL Treasurer. Chris Watson, of CUPE, was elected as First Vice-President. Kelly C. Way, of CUPE, was elected as Second Vice-President. Debbie Hollis, of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, was elected as the Vice-President responsible for Women’s Issues and Caitlin Shea, of CUPE, as Vice-President responsible for Young Workers.
“The labour movement is facing challenging times. Several unions have seen their collective bargaining rights challenged in the courts and by legislation passed by government. Three recent examples include postal workers, nursing home workers and Steelworkers at Belldune Smelter,” says Daniel Légère, “At Convention, delegates discussed strategies to counter these attacks on workers. »
The NBFL is New Brunswick’s largest central labour body with over 35,000 members representing over 288 local unions from both the public and private sectors.
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