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NBFL Applauds Introduction Anti-scab Legislation

The NBFL applauds the introduction of Bill 51, an act to ban the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout in New Brunswick. The legislative change was introduced by Kent North Green Party MLA Kevin Arseneau. “The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is...

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New Brunswickers Need Good Jobs, not “Work Ethic” Lessons

On June 4th, CBC reporter Robert Jones revealed how NB Premier Higgs lambasted New Brunswick workers, claiming they have “bad work ethics”. “While talking about the coming post-pandemic economic recovery, Premier Higgs made numerous comments basically saying workers...

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A New Normal – Post Covid-19. What have we Learned? (op-ed)

As we gradually start returning to a new normal after the COVID -19 pandemic, we need to think about how we plan our economic recovery. Here are some of the questions we should be thinking about as we do our planning. How did we get here? What can we change to create...

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International Worker’s Day: NBFL Thanks Front-line Workers

“While most of us are staying home and practising social distancing, health care and other front-line workers are dealing with containment, testing, and treatment of those who have contracted COVID-19 and providing other essential services. Other front-line workers...

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Letter to Minister of Health about COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Dear Minister Flemming: Protecting the safety of our workers is a leading priority of unions. Healthcare providers and other healthcare staff cannot provide competent and quality care if their own safety is not ensured. The worldwide outbreak of...

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Letter to Minister of Labour about COVID-19

March 6, 2020 Dear Minister Holder, We are all watching the continued spread globally and in Canada of the corona virus, COVID-19. I am aware that our government is working on contingency plans to deal with a potential outbreak in New Brunswick. I am writing today to...

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