Charlottetown (PEI) & Fredericton (NB), March 18, 2020 – In order to focus all resources to fight the COVID-19 crisis, CUPE is halting bargaining for all CUPE locals in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
“Collective agreement bargaining meetings, membership meeting, ratifications and strike votes will all be postponed until April 3, 2020, in both provinces,” said Simon Ouellette, CUPE Communications Representative for NB and PEI.
CUPE will reassess the situation and send information to members on April 4, 2020.
“We hope government will want to resume collective agreement negotiations when the situation is firmly under control,” said Ouellette.
CUPE takes the precautions required by the authorities seriously.
“We will act proactively to protect the health and safety of workers and the public,” concluded Ouellette.