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Doctors Calls WorkSafeNB Practices a "Human Rights"Issue


A senior pain specialist at a Moncton hospital is refusing to see injured workers because he says they stand no chance of getting their treatments approved by…

Only the government has changed at the public consultation hearings

By Jacques Poitras, CBC News Posted: Jan 13, 2016 6:30 AM AT

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Liberal cabinet minister Victor Boudreau is running the series of 10 meetings across the province. (CBC)

It's a familiar dance, and again this week, the same well-choreographed moves are being made in meeting rooms across New Brunswick.

All that has changed are those leading the dance.

This time around, it's Liberal cabinet minister Victor Boudreau speaking before crowds of people, running through a PowerPoint presentation on New Brunswick's chronic deficit problem and pleading for suggestions on what the government should do to fix it.

Read more: Doctors Calls WorkSafeNB Practices a "Human Rights"Issue

Changes to Horizon hospital cafeterias

Three cafeterias in Southwestern New Brunswick facilities will be shut down. Others will have reduced service. Norma Robinson is president of CUPE Local 1252.

Listen to the full audio interview at CBC.ca.

CUPE rails against possible cuts by government

Government officials to tour province in January for public input on choices being considered

CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2015 1:33 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 21, 2015 1:33 PM AT

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CUPE-NB vice-president Odette Robichaud addresses a news conference in Fredericton on Monday. (CBC)

New Brunswick's largest public sector union is serving notice it won't stand by quietly if the provincial government follows through on some of the possible cuts to government services that have been signalled in recent weeks.

"We are ready to pull out all the stops to save the social fabric of New Brunswick," said Odette Robichaud, the vice-president of CUPE-NB at a news conference in Fredericton on Monday.

Read more: CUPE rails against possible cuts by government

Briefing Note – Bill C-377

Bill C-377 is a Private Member’s Bill called “An act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations)”. The bill was originally introduced by Conservative backbench MP Russ Hiebert and it is now back at the Senate. Hearings of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee are scheduled for April 22 and 23 2015.

Advocates of Bill C-377 say it is only about increasing union financial disclosure. In reality, the bill is a highly partisan and political attack on the right of freedom of association and free speech in Canada.

If adopted, the bill would require the Income Tax Act to be changed to make it mandatory for all labour organizations to make available to the public detailed annual financial filings covering salaries, revenues, and expenses.

Read more at: http://cupe.ca/briefing-note-bill-c-377

Fact Sheet: Bill C-51

On January 30, 2015, the government of Canada tabled Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. The government is currently attempting to rush this Bill through Parliament without fulsome debate on this controversial piece of legislation.  

All Canadians have reason for concern over the changes to the Criminal Code, law enforcement, rights of due process, rights of free speech, privacy protections and the expansion of the government’s intelligence gathering powers which are all encompassed in this legislation.

Read more at: http://cupe.ca/fact-sheet-bill-c-51


moncton rally 2015 ENTuesday, March 31st
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CUPE 1252 Donates to “Restart a Life Program”- Saint Quentin High School

feb 19 2015 01(From left to right): Chantal St-Laurent (Principal) Katie Gervais (AED Representative), Veronique Levesque (for 1252) and Pauline Dube Talbot (Vice Principal of PAJS)

NBCHU CUPE Local 1252 Presents a Cheque

dec 11 2014 01Doug Kingston, Secretary Treasurer of NBCHU CUPE Local 1252 presenting a cheque for $3000.00 to CUPE Local 76.  Local 76 had been locked out by their employer for almost 4 weeks.

CUPE 1252 Donates to “Restart a Life Program”

Heart-and-Stroke-FoundationThese 4 remaining schools in NB are provided with Defibrillators thanks to CUPE 1252:

  1.  École Mgr-Mathieu-Mazerolle, Riviere-Verte
  2. Ecole secondaire Assomption, Rogersville
  3. Polyvalente A.-J.-Savoie, Saint Quentin
  4. Ecole Mgr Marcel Francois Richard, St. Louis de Kent

“Thanks to our friends at CUPE 1252, by the end of the school year, all high schools in NB will be equipped with an AED through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s Restart a Heart – Restart a Life program.

Over the last 5 years, generous donors have helped the Heart and Stroke Foundation place over 300 AEDs province wide in schools, community centers, and all rinks in the province.”

Thanks again for your support!

Terry Wagner
Manager, Corporate Relations and New Initiatives Heart & Stroke Foundation of NB