Cupe Collective Agreement New Brunswick

The employer withdrew its request to change the union leave and the two parties agreed on a new wording of the sick leave clause. The collective agreement expired in December 2017 and the new five-year contract expired until 2022. On Monday, July 6, the majority of the members of the NB Council of Nursing Home Union (NBCNHU) approved the interim agreement. Plourde said the union bargaining team had not made any concessions at the table and had secured improvements in its contract language and an increase in wages, adding: “That`s the purpose of a union.” The employer had locked out its employees after they refused to accept amendments to their collective agreement that provided for the authorization of leave without pay for union activities and sick leave.