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Executive members of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions (NBCNHU), representing 35 Locals (2,500 members) of the Canadian Union of Public Employees

Information picket to raise public awareness of work done by nursing home workers.

York Manor, 100 Sunset Drive, Fredericton.

7:00-8:30 am, Wednesday, May 30.

NBCNHU members have organized information pickets outside nursing homes across the province this week. The pickets coincide with contract negotiations taking place this week, with the aid of a conciliator. The Executive of the NBCNHU has decided to join the picket in Fredericton to express their concern that the first day of negotiations, held May 29, yielded little in the way of progress.

Our members are the ones on the front lines when it comes to caring for nursing home residents. We know how spiraling workload levels and chronic understaffing is affecting the quality of care for those who live in New Brunswicks nursing homes. Things cannot continue as they are, says Michel Boudreau, President of the NBCNHU. Our employers and the province are refusing to take any responsibility for addressing our concerns. We wish to make it clear today that while we dont want to go on strike, we will if we have to.


For more information:
Michel Boudreau, President, NBCNHU, (506) 381-7490 (cell)
Gordon Black, CUPE Nursing Homes Coordinator, (506) 461-4829 (cell)