United we are strong! Binding arbitration changes scrapped

Fredericton – April 08 2016 – After having mounted pressure against changes to binding arbitration, CUPE NB is relieved that the provincial government has scrapped its planned changes to labour laws in Bill 24.

“The law would have seriously gamed the bargaining process in favor of employers,” said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB. “At the 11th hour, the government has realized it had nothing to gain by turning the arbitration mechanisms in a lose-lose system” said Légère.

“I am proud to say that on this issue, both the government and the opposition listened to the concerns of CUPE and other members of the NB Federation of Labour” said Légère.

“Now that this is behind us, I hope government will foster a constructive relationship with unions to make our work laws more progressive. The promise of re-instating the labour-management decision maker’s committee is a small step in the right direction” explained Légère.