N.B.F.L. elects new president, discusses strategies to combat 'attacks on workers'

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour(NBFL) has elected a new president.

Daniel Legere was elected to the role at the Federation's convention on Wednesday and replaces Patrick Colford who recently announced he would not be seeking a fourth mandate as president.

Legere's union experience spans four decades with fourteen years served as president of CUPE New Brunswick.

Legere says the labour movement is facing challenging times with several unions having seen their collective bargaining rights challenged by government legislation and before the courts.

He cited postal and nursing home workers as well as Steelworkers at the Brunswick Smelter in Belledune as recent examples.

Legere says delegates discussed strategies aimed at countering what he calls 'attacks on workers'.

The NBFL is New Brunswick’s largest central labour body with over 35,000 members, representing over 288 local unions from both the public and private sectors.