CBC has picked up
the story of the uphill battle to unionize the professional and technical staff at UNB: “UNB fights union drive on campus,” CBCnews (16 Nov./11):
“I’ve organized a number of workers in the academic sector in Atlantic Canada, and what we seem to have happen here is an employer, despite the fact that they’re an institute of higher learning, has taken a real kind of anti-union, WalMart-type of approach whereby they’re doing everything they can to intimidate the workers,” [David] Shaw [of the Public Service Alliance of Canada] said.
Update: And now the local paper has picked it up. Be sure, as ever, to read the comments.