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The NB NDP Is Hiring

Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Job Type: Part-time (20 hours per week)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $15.00 per hour

 

Description: We are looking for an administrative assistant/bookkeeper to maintain the day to day office administration activities of a political party in our Fredericton office

Summary of duties

  • Respond to enquiries or direct to appropriate person; greet visitors
  • Provide basic administrative support to staff (maintaining records, filing, data entry, typing)
  • Record and prepare minutes of meetings
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and order supplies as required
  • Assist in preparing mailings to our membership and supporters
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed.
  • Responsible for Payroll, bank deposit, preparing cheques, paying invoices, etc.
  • Prepare mid-year and year-end Financial Reports for Elections NB
  • Update accounts receivable, accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Prepare year-end closings for audit
  • Provide Income Statements and Balance Sheets to Treasurer as needed
  • Provide Bank Statements to RDA’s Treasurers
  • Assist with other duties as required

 

Qualifications and Requirements

 

  • Posting is open to NDP members only
  • High school diploma
  • Bilingual (French and English) preferred
  • Exceptional oral communication skills, good writing skills
  • Friendly and professional attitude
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and Sage 50
  • Post-secondary education and/or related professional experience preferred
  • Interest in New Brunswick politics desired
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizing abilities
  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures
  • Knowledgeable of the Political Process Financing Act (PPFA)

 

Please submit a resume with cover letter to:

Alex Grimaldi, Executive Director

treasurer@nbndp.ca

2-924 Prospect St.

Fredericton, NB E3B 2T9

 

New Brunswick’s New Democrats are an employment equity employer. Women, persons of colour, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Titre du poste: Adjoint(e) administratif/Commis comptable

Type d’emploi: à temps partiel 20 heures par semaine

Date de début: Immédiatement

Salaire: 15$ par heure

 

Description du poste: Nous cherchons un adjoint(e) administratif/Commis comptable pour maintenir les activités quotidiennes d’administration de bureau d’un parti politique

 

Fonctions:

 

  • Membre du NPD
  • Répondre aux inquiètes ou rediriger à qui de droit et accueillir les visiteurs
  • Fournir un soutien administratif de base aux membres du personnel (maintien des dossiers à jour, classement, saisie de données, dactylo)
  • Rédiger et préparer le procès-verbal des réunions
  • Maintenir l’inventaire des fournitures de bureau et placer les commandes au besoin
  • Aider à la préparation d’envois postaux à nos membres et supporters
  • Connaissance de la comptabilité et des procédures comptables de base
  • Mettre à jour les données financières dans les bases de données pour s’assurer que les informations seront exactes et immédiatement disponibles au besoin
  • Responsable de la paie, dépôt bancaire, préparation des chèques, paiement des factures, etc.
  • Préparer mi-année et de fin d’année Rapports financiers pour Élections NB
  • Mettre à jour les comptes débiteurs, les créditeurs et effectuer les rapprochements
  • Préparer les fermetures de fin d’année pour l’audit
  • Fournir des relevés de revenus et des bilans au trésorier au besoin
  • Fournir des relevés bancaires aux trésoriers des l’association de circonscription
  • Exactitude et attention aux détails
  • Excellentes capacités d’organisation
  • Doit vivre à Fredericton ou être disposé à se rendre régulièrement à Fredericton
  • Aider avec d’autres tâches au besoin.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Diplôme d’études secondaires;
  • Bilinguisme (français et anglais) de préférence;
  • Capacités exceptionnelles en communication orale, bonnes compétences en rédaction;
  • Attitude agréable et professionnelle;
  • Expérience avec la suite Microsoft Office et sage 50;
  • Études postsecondaires et/ou expérience professionnelle pertinente de préférence, et
  • Intérêts dans la politique néo-brunswickoise souhaités.
  • Connaître la Loi sur le financement de l’activité politique

 

Le NPD du Nouveau-Brunswick est un employeur soucieux de l’équité en emploi. Les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées, les gais et lesbiennes, les bisexuels et les transgenres sont encouragés à postuler. Si vous êtes membre d’un groupe à la recherche d’équité, vous pouvez l’indiquer sur votre demande.

 

Nous tenons à remercier toutes les personnes de leur intérêt, cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les personnes choisies pour la prochaine étape de sélection.

 

NDP Disappointed By Commission On Electoral Reform Decision To Not Change The Status Quo

 

“This is the most ridiculous thing the New Brunswick government has done since making our license plates read “Be … In This Place.” Said Rosaire L’Italien, Interim Leader of the NB NDP. “Tacking “preferential ballots” onto our current voting system doesn’t solve any of the systemic problems we have, it exacerbates them. It will increase strategic voting and disproportionately favour the centrist party. Which is the only conceivable reason the Liberal Government would be bringing this in.”

 

“There was a clear consensus in the only public town hall that the commission hosted in favour of proportional representation.” Said Mr. L’Italien. “It’s great that the commission said that proportional representation be given consideration when riding boundaries are next redrawn, but history shows that once a decision on electoral systems is made it takes decades to reverse.”

 

The NDP raised concerns about the process, citing that there was little or no publicity given to the report, the commission and the process.

 

“The meetings were only being held in one location rather than going around the province, they are only being held during working hours, there is only one round of presentations, you are seemingly trying to push Preferential Ballots without looking at other systems, there is a distinct lack of transparency and the entire process was rushed with an abject lack of a broad range of input.” Said Mr. L’Italien.

 

“The report and the process smacks of having had decided in advance what the one solution is and appearing to have a process to reach a preconceived notion.”

 

Mr. L’Italien praised the commission for advocating lowering the voting age to 16: “The NDP had been pushing lowering the voting age to 16 for years, and it’s great that this idea is finally catching on.”

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Seniors Care Not A Real Priority For Our Government

Commentary by Rosaire L’Italien for The Daily Gleaner

 

Our care system for seniors is in crisis and will continue to get worse without action.

According to the New Brunswick Medical Society, some 25 per cent of hospital beds in this province are taken up by seniors awaiting placement in long-term care homes. Not only does living in a hospital cost an exorbitant sum of money, it is a dysfunctional and stressful way to live one’s life. Nobody wants to live in a hospital, yet hundreds of New Brunswick seniors are doing exactly that, in some cases for over a year.

It is not a grandmother’s or grandfather’s fault that they are stuck in hospital. It is our government’s fault. The processes, the system and the lack of resources are leading to this crisis. This is an undignified and disrespectful way to treat the seniors who built our province.

Placing seniors in hospital beds is the most expensive way this problem could possibly be dealt with. Government reports say we could save $37 million to $51 million annually by reducing our “alternate level of care” patients’ length-of-stay. This is a massive sum of money, far more than the $7 million a year the government is trying to save by outsourcing 280 hospital cooking and cleaning jobs to a private company which will cut wages and cut corners, endangering our most sick and vulnerable. This is yet another example of the lack of vision of the Gallant government – not only is it short sighted, it makes life harder for the people of this province.

Last week I demanded answers from the minister responsible, Lisa Harris, on CBC’s political panel as to why scarce beds in nursing homes are being taken up by youth with disabilities. Young people need to be placed in appropriate facilities, not parked in facilities which are not equipped to their needs. This would free up much needed beds in nursing homes for seniors living in hospitals. This, in turn, would free up resources in hospitals and reduce costs. It has been a longstanding NDP policy to end the practice of placing young people with disabilities in nursing homes, which would free up spaces for seniors stuck in hospital beds awaiting long term care. I hope the government will take our policy idea and put it into practice, as it will improve the lives of many New Brunswickers.

There are also some good things happening that require more support and funding from our politicians. The senior citizens assistance program, which provides funds to seniors who wish to stay in their own homes yet lack the means to make necessary repairs, and the home first strategy to increase supports for seniors who require additional supports to stay in their home are good, proactive ideas that need less rhetoric and more funding from the government.

As a province we have a responsibility to care for our seniors. They built this province for us and now we are letting them down. New Brunswick’s seniors deserve better.

Rosaire L’Italien is interim leader of the New Brunswick NDP.

FACT CHECK: NDP CALLS GALLANT GOVERNMENT ON JOBS NUMBERS

 

“The fact is that the Gallant government is not working for New Brunswickers, and New Brunswickers are not working under the Gallant government,” said NDP Interim Leader Rosaire L’Italien in reaction to the government’s job numbers.

 

In the budget the government claimed to have “supported the creation of almost 10,000 jobs; employment has increased by 5,300 since June 2016.”

“This is yet another example of the Gallant government’s smoke and mirrors,” claimed Mr. L’Italien.

 

“These figures are only talking about overall numbers, and not accounting for jobs that were lost during the same period. They are also heavily relying on part time jobs, jobs that cannot support families,” said Mr. L’Italien.

 

“The government is spinning its numbers to make themselves look good,” said Mr. L’Italien “If Brian Gallant grew the New Brunswick economy the way he grew his communications team, we would all be better off today.”

 

–          In the past year, New Brunswick has lost 2,300 full time jobs.

–        In the last three months, 1700 youth jobs have disappeared

–          The unemployment rate has increased from 8.9% to 9.4% over the past year, well above the Canadian average of 6.9%

–          Youth unemployment has risen in the past three months by 2.6%, from 11.8% to 14.4%) (which is well above the Canadian average of 12.6%

–          In the last year, New Brunswick has lost 2,400 jobs in the natural resources sector.

–          Since the Liberals took power, New Brunswick has lost 3,200 jobs in the natural resources sector (forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil, and gas).

 

 

Citations:

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=2820087&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid

 

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&id=2820088

 

NOTE: all figures are from the latest Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey results which are for December 2016. The next figures come out on Friday Feb 10th. When it says “in the last three months” it means from September to December 2016 (the last three months available)

NDP Calls Gallant Government Budget Smoke And Mirrors

 

Fredericton – NDP Interim Leader Rosaire L’Italien today panned the Liberal budget as “smoke and mirrors.” Said Mr L’Italien: “Gallant talks about how many jobs they’ve created but the fact is that in the last year New Brunswick has lost 2300 full time jobs. Good jobs, family supporting jobs, are being lost under Gallant.”

 

“The Gallant government has announced new money for universities, but nothing about lowering tuition. How can they possibly claim to support education when they refuse to lower students tuition and debts?” said Mr. L’Italian

 

“The budget notes that growth in household income is projected to fall this year and keep falling in the future. The costs of the basics like food and keeping the lights on are going up and the economy is not matching it. People are struggling and Premier Gallant is not listening.”

 

“On top of everything else we are losing 280 full time good paying jobs in healthcare because of the Gallant government,” said Mr L’Italien “The Gallant government is going in the wrong direction.”

 

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For More Information Please Contact:

Rosaire L’Italien

Interim Leader of the NB NDP

(506) 458-5828

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