By: Taylor Chalker

On November 13, the New Brunswick Government announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with seven of the local bargaining units representing CUPE. 

The Central Bargaining Team (CBT) came together to propose a wage package that was presented to the local bargaining units. These units represent 20,000 public employees in parts I, II, and III of the public service. 

“All strikes and lockouts end immediately. Employees will return to work as soon as operationally feasible,” the government said. 

Members of CUPE are expected to vote on the agreement in the coming days. 

“Remember that through mobilization and province-wide, collective, strike action, YOU made better wages possible for all CUPE members,” CUPE said in a statement released on Facebook. “We are stronger together.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.