New Brunswick unions to protest Bill 23 outside MLA offices

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Media Advisory 

SAINT JOHN– New Brunswick Federation of Labour, its affiliate unions, and Unifor will protest Bill 23 outside the offices of Labour Minister Trevor Holder, and MLAs Ernie Steeves (Moncton), Arlene Dunn (Saint John), and Jill Green (Fredericton) on Monday, December 19, 2022.

“The labour movement will not sit quietly while Premier Blaine Higgs passes legislation that strips rights away from the hard-working people of this province,” said Daniel Legere, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.

“We asked for the opportunity to consult and it appears Bill-23 will pass without this consultation. We intend to continue the fight against this anti-worker legislation,” said Jennifer Murray, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director.

Public and private-sector unions have been outspoken against Bill-23, which enables government to employ scab labour which leads to longer, more frequent and more contentious labour disputes.

Details on full list of speakers and union attendees to follow.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 
Where: Trevor Holder’s Office - 229 Churchill Blvd., Unit 2, Saint John, N.B.
               Arlene Dunn’s Office - 55 Union St., Suite 140, Saint John, N.B.
              Jill Green’s Office - 215 Main St., Unit 4, Fredericton, N.B.
              Ernie Steeves’ Office - 1966 Mountain Rd., Moncton, N.B.    

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) is the central voice of organized labour in the province. The NBFL is made up of 19 affiliated unions, 336 locals and six District Labour Councils representing more than 40,000 workers across the province.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries, contact:

President Daniel Legere at @email or 506-857-2125.

National Communications Representative Shelley Amyotte at @email or 902-717-7491.