New Brunswick nursing home workers are looking for your support in their fight against strike-banning legislation and a legislated wage freeze.
A day after CUPE’s New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions approved a tentative agreement reached in March with the association representing private sector employers, the government extended its two-year wage freeze for public sector workers to cover nursing home workers.
The employer association refused to ratify the agreement they’d just negotiated because they argued they could not be assured of government funding unless the unions agreed to the wage freeze.
Rather than let union and management work things out, the government introduced special legislation declaring most CUPE nursing home workers essential, banning them from striking.
Please take a minute to send email to New Brunswick’s premier, finance minister, labour minister and minister responsible for seniors and tell them a deal’s a deal.