Member Services

FAQs

How do I update my personal information?

Contact us at  info@nbnu.ca or call 1-800-442-4914 to update your personal information. This includes any address change or change of name. If you have an email address and would like to receive our monthly e-newsletter, please contact us as well to make sure we have the correct address.

If I work and pay dues in more than one establishment, am I entitled to a dues reimbursement?

NBNU shall reimburse an amount equivalent to the monthly union dues minus the local rebate to any nurse who pays monthly union dues to two or more separate employers for the same month. NBNU will calculate the refund based on dues collected in the previous calendar year and will provide automatic payment to members by March 31 of the following year.

What is the difference between the New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU) and the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB)?

NANB and NBNU operate independently and have distinct responsibilities. Both groups, however, function with a similar structure:

  • Each has a governing body to set policy.
  • Each has office staff and committees made up of members to carry out the direction of the governing body.
  • In both cases, the members themselves control the direction of the bodies by electing members to a board of directors.

 

The role of NANB is to:

  • act as the licensing body for practicing nurses as mandated by the Nurses Act (1984) which outlines the areas for which the Association is responsible;
  • ensure that professional standards are met through a registration and renewal process and a complaints and discipline process;
  • set standards for and approve schools of nursing;
  • promote professional ethics;
  • develop, establish, maintain and administer standards for its members in nursing practice education and continuing nursing education; and
  • advocate for the welfare of the public and the profession.

 

The role of NBNU is to:

  • advance, as a labour organization, the economic, social and general welfare of current and future members;
  • negotiate the best collective agreements achievable between nurses and the employer, as well as enforcing the agreement;
  • achieving appropriate working conditions and promote high professional standards of practice so that nurses can provide the best attainable patient care;
  • represent nurses, providing education and influencing legislation; and
  • work, as needed, with NANB on various projects which further the position of nurses as a whole.

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