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New Year’s Message from the President of the NBFL

On behalf of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, I would like to extend my best wishes to our affiliates and to all New Brunswickers for the New Year. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) affiliated members for the work that you do in your communities and within the labour movement. Your contributions make New Brunswick a better place to live and work.

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NBFL Celebrates Adoption of First Contract Arbitration

“This is a great victory for the labour movement. The adoption of first contract arbitration is the culmination of decades of advocacy work of the NBFL and its affiliates,” says Patrick Colford, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. “Employers will no longer be able to refuse to recognize a certified union’s authority to negotiate a first collective agreement.”

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Women in Leadership Gala

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour’s Women Committee is inviting nominations for the Women in Leadership Award. Two nominees will be accepted, one for 2017 and one for 2018.

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Committee established to strengthen labour-government relations

“Labour in the province recognizes that by working with government on these very important files, we can accomplish both the social and economic gains needed to ensure that the province of New Brunswick can flourish once again,” said Patrick Colford, president of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. “It is really all about working together for a better New Brunswick.”

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Balanced approach needed at WorkSafeNB

It seems that every time there is a change in government policy, the business lobby tells us that there will be layoffs and/or business closures. Ever notice that these doom and gloom predictions never seem to materialize.

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NBFL Political Education Conference

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) Political Education Committee will be holding a Political Education Conference on November 23 & 24, 2017 at the St Thomas University Conference Centre.

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