Fredericton, NB –
New Brunswick nurses have voted 92 percent in favor of a strike to support demands for a new contract.
The 9,000 RNs, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners have no contract as of late 2018.
Members of the New Brunswick Nurses Union held the strike vote last week and the results were counted on Monday.
The union’s president, Paula Doucet, released a statement saying the strong mandate sends a message to the government about the problems that have plagued the nursing profession for years.
The union would have to give seven days’ notice before any strike action.
Bargaining teams from the union and the government will resume negotiations on Tuesday, and Doucet says there will be a media lockdown to keep details confidential.
This Canadian Press report was first published on December 6, 2021.