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Fredericton – Negotiations between CUPE Local 1190 and the Government came to a halt today.

The Conciliation officer was unable to bring the Government to change its position since our last round of bargaining”, explained Andy Hardy, President of CUPE Local 1190, General Labour and Trade, Part I.

It is clear that the Government doesn’t want to negotiate. We have been without a collective agreement since December 2003 and little progress has been made at the table. The Government is stalling the negotiation process”, said Hardy.

We are asking the Minister to appoint a Conciliation Board without further delay.”

The main issues are wages and job security.

CUPE Local 1190 represents more than 2,000 members who work in many Departments such as Transportation, Tourism, Natural Resources, Supply and Services, and the Community Colleges.

For more information:

Andy Hardy
President CUPE 1190
(506) 458-1087

Clifford Hay
CUPE Representative
(506) 458-8059