NBTF Newsletter – January 2022


// Right to Work in a Safe Environment

Right to Refuse

New Brunswick teachers have the right to work in a safe environment, especially during a pandemic. During this unprecedented situation, teachers have the right to refuse to do any act where they have reasonable grounds for believing that doing so is likely to endanger their health or safety.

For more information, please visit the WorkSafe NB website which provides resources to assist you in this regard.

What to do if you Test Positive for COVID-19?

A positive workplace exposure may generate questions. WorkSafe NB has prepared an infosheet to guide employees if they test positive for COVID-19.

If you think you contracted COVID-19 in your workplace, the NBTF encourages you to apply for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.

Are you part of the vulnerable population to COVID-19?

A reminder that if you are part of the vulnerable population with regards to COVID-19, and if your condition requires accommodation at work, please contact the Health and Wellness Coordinator in your School District.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NBTF at 1-888-679-7044 or

// Media Campaign

Since January 16, the NBTF’s new ads have been circulating on television, radio and various online platforms showcasing fourteen influential New Brunswickers that share their stories about the indelible mark that a teacher has left on their respective careers.

As part of this campaign to promote the teaching profession, and in partnership with Johnson Insurance, the NBTF is very pleased to invite all Francophone and Anglophone members, as well as the population of New Brunswick, to a free virtual concert with musicians David Myles and Christian Kit Goguen to celebrate TOGETHER the National Teachers/Staff Appreciation Week. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

We also encourage you to join the conversation on social media by sharing a story about a teacher who has impacted your life :

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