The New-Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) thanks New-Brunswick women for their continuous efforts and contributions to society and to the economy of this province. We want to recognize the contribution that our female affiliates make to the New-Brunswick labour movement. Your dedicated work continues to improve workers’ rights and working conditions and it also makes a difference in the lives of all New-Brunswick workers.
Our advocacy efforts have translated into concrete results. We need to take a moment to celebrate these victories. The provincial government has increased its investment and adopted several policy changes to improve the quality, availability and affordability of child care in the province. The provincial government is also recognizing violence in the workplace as an workplace hazard and will add a leave for workers who experience intimate partner violence under the Employment Standards Act.
Recently, on February 17th, the NBFL hosted its Women in Leadership Gala where two union sisters were recognized for their leadership within the labour movement and in broader society. At this sold out event, Iris Lloyd, member of CUPE local 380, received the 2017 NBFL Women in Leadership Award for her involvement in her union, the Saint John & District Labour Council, the NBFL and within the women’s movement. Shanny Doucet, member of PSAC local 60018, was honored as the recipient of the 2018 NBFL Women in Leadership Award for her union involvement.
Our work to improve the lives of women must continue. Over the coming months, the NBFL will be sharing its election priorities for the fall elections in New Brunswick. We will need your help to make sure that our priorities make it to the political parties’ electoral platforms.
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:
Shanny Doucet, NBFL Vice-President Responsible for Women’s Issues
(506) 227-9900 (cell)