July 15, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government has reached tentative collective agreements with two groups represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Human Resources Minister Rick Brewer announced today.
"I am extremely pleased that we have reached agreements with CUPE Locals 1418 and 1840, which represent approximately 1,300 public servants," said Brewer. "Negotiations have been challenging as we are currently in a wage freeze period, and it is a testament to the commitment of all parties that we were able to achieve this outcome."
CUPE Local 1418 represents more than 1,200 social workers, probation and parole officers, human resource development officers, correctional programmers, human rights officers, and recreation and culture program officers. CUPE Local 1840 represents about 70 court stenographers.
Both the provincial government and the unions have agreed to withhold details of the tentative agreements pending a ratification vote by the union members.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Ketcheson, communications, Office of Human Resources, 506-444-5816.