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NBCNHU disappointed with government’s latest offer

By Tara Clow Sep 18, 2023 | 7:00 AM

Nursing home workers have filed for conciliation in negotiations with the provincial government.

This comes following the latest wage offer to the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions.

President Sharon Teare says it falls short of meeting the pressing needs of nursing home workers, “The government’s proposed wage package offers a 13 percent increase over the next five years, which equates to a mere $2.76 per hour for our lowest-paid workers. Unfortunately, this increase wouldn’t take effect until the end of the five-year period. This offer worsens the crisis in our sector, deepening disparities between worker needs and the rising cost of living.”

Teare adds that the offer falls far short of meeting the pressing needs of nursing home workers who provide essential care for our seniors.

The Union represents nearly 4,600 workers in 51 nursing homes across New Brunswick.