The New Brunswick Federation of Labour congratulates the New Brunswick Government for introducing paid leave for victims of intimate partner and sexual violence.
“These changes in legislation will have a huge and positive impact on the lives of victims of violence,” says Shanny Doucet, NBFL Vice President Responsible for Women’s Issues. “The NBFL congratulated the New Brunswick government for its leadership on this important initiative.”
The draft regulations follow many of the recommendations made by the New Brunswick Federation of Labour to ensure that the leave is effective in helping victims of intimate partner and sexual violence. The NBFL recommended that it be a leave designated specifically towards victims of intimate partner violence, that it be paid leave as aggressors often excerpt financial control over their victims, can be taken intermittently and does not include an unreasonable burden of proof.
“I am proud that the labour movement played an active role in moving this initiative forward,” says Shanny Doucet, Vice President Responsible for Women’s Issues with the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, “We look forward to providing input on the draft regulations.”
The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is the central voice of organized labour in the province. We represent over 35,000 workers from every sector of the economy and from every community in the province.
For additional information, please contact:
NBFL Vice-President Responsible for Women’s Issues
(506) 227-9900 (cell)