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The case against for-profit plasma

9 / 28 / 2016

The following was written by the executive director of Kat Lanteigne: Private blood broker Canadian Plasma Resources is receiving an open-armed welcome from Health Minister Boudreau to set up a private plasma clinic in Moncton that would pay people for their blood plasma in order to make a profit. Minister Boudreau touts the possibility of a handful of jobs as the main reason to turn the "gift of life" into a revenue stream for a corporation. But there is a...

Minister, private company discussed talking points on paid plasma

9 / 27 / 2016

Meeting discussed blood clinic opticsNew Brunswick Telegraph-JournalWed Aug 17 2016Page: A1Section: MainByline: John Chilibeck FREDERICTON * Concerned about a possible public backlash over a new private plasma clinic opening in Moncton, New Brunswick's health minister and a top company official met in April to discuss "shared messaging" over the controversial proposal. The communications strategy was revealed in right to information documents acquired by New Brunswick Union and shared with the Telegraph-Journal. In the lead up to the meeting, Jay Reid, a business development...

Pension Plan Sessions

9 / 12 / 2016

Employee infomrmation sessions regarding pension plans and benefits will take place Sept. 22 and 23 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Employee sessions are designed to provide information on a variety of topics related to your pension plan. These sessions will be held in English throughout the month of September. Separate information sessions are being held in each of the other major Hospitals within Horizon during September and October. Certain sessions will be equipped with video conferencing capabilities. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 22...

NBU lends its support to the NBACL

8 / 29 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) recently gave $12,000 to the New Brunswick Association of Community Living (NBACL) to help support its work with and on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability as well as their families."The NBACL does tremendous work throughout our province," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. "Being able to give back and support the communities that support us is extremely important to our members. We're so proud to help to the NBACL improve the lives...

Cherry Brook Zoo joins the NBU

8 / 26 / 2016

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is pleased to announce a new component has joined its ranks.Zookeepers and administrative staff of the Cherry Brook Zoo are the newest members of the NBU. The addition was made official on Aug. 22 when the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board approved the certification of the NBU as the bargaining agent for employees of the Cherry Brook Zoo."We're extremely pleased to have employees of the Cherry Brook Zoo join the New Brunswick Union," said...

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