New Brunswick nurses vote in favour of strike to back contract demands with province

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New Brunswick nurses have voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike to back demands for a new contract.

The 9,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse practitioners have been without a contract since the end of 2018.

The members of the New Brunswick Nurses Union conducted the strike vote last week and results were counted Monday.

Union president Paula Doucet issued a statement saying the strong mandate sends a message to government about the issues that have plagued the nursing profession for years.

The union would have to provide seven days notice before any strike action.

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The union and government negotiating teams will resume negotiations Tuesday, and Doucet says a media blackout will be in place to keep details confidential.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2021.

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