All posts in Economy

February 12, 2017, by Asaf Rashid

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is feeling “frustration and discouragement,” in response to New Brunswick’s 2017-2018 budget, according to Coalition Chair, Vallie Stearns Anderson. The budget was released […]

Delivering community power: Postal workers pitching solutions to climate change

August 2, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

The NB Media Co-op interviewed Kristin MacEachern with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Atlantic office about the union’s proposal, “D ...

Critics welcome N.B. payday loan regulations, but want more consumer protection

July 5, 2016, by Bruce Wark

The New Brunswick government has surprised payday loan critics and the industry itself by proposing to limit the total cost of such loans to $15 for e ...

Authors call for needs-based, democratic alternatives to the capitalist state

June 15, 2016, by Bruce Wark

Two Canadian political science professors contend there is a desperate need to find alternatives to the capitalist economic system. In their new book, ...

  • $15/hour minimum wage campaign launches in NB [updated]
    March 24, 2016, by Tracy Glynn

    The NB Common Front for Social Justice, backed by over 35 community and labour organizations, is calling on the New Brunswick government to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. New Brunswick’s […]

  • Not our choices: Unions protest NB budget consultation
    January 14, 2016, by Asaf Rashid

    New Brunswick union representatives and supporters protested planned cuts to education and health care and moves to privatize at the latest government of New Brunswick public consultation on the upcoming […]