CUPE Bargaining Teams of NB Agree to Centralized Bargaining on Wage Mandate

On Tuesday night, August 17, provincial bargaining teams of CUPE locals in Parts I, II and III of the New Brunswick public service concluded a virtual 1-hour meeting with the Treasury Board and Premier Blaine Higgs. The meeting was held to “discuss a path forward for bargaining”.


Discussions were productive. CUPE provincial bargaining teams – with over 80 leaders present - have agreed to the Premier’s requests for centralized bargaining on the wage mandate for all provincial locals.


Bargaining committees established a plan to move forward, with part IV included. The current plan of action on upcoming strike votes is still moving ahead. Details will follow as we progress. We are currently waiting to hear from the Treasury Board and the Premier if they accept our request on how to move forward.


We need to continue support, mobilization, and the strike mandate.


In solidarity,

The CUPE Bargaining Teams of New Brunswick :

Part I

Local 1190 – General Labour and Trades

Local 1418 – Rehabilitation and Therapy and RCPO

Local 1251 – Institutional Care and Services

Local 1840 – Provincial Court Stenographers


Part II

Local 1253 – New Brunswick Council of School District Unions

Local 2745 – Education Support Staff


Part III

Local 1252 – New Brunswick Council of Hospital Unions

Part IV

Local 963 – Alcool NB Liquor

Locals 5017 (NBCC) and 5026 (CCNB)

Local 1866 – WorkSafe NB