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Statement from the Official Opposition on Nurses Union Contract Rejection

August 12, 2021News

Fredericton (August 12, 2021)  – “It is painfully obvious to all New Brunswickers that the Higgs government does not value the significant contribution New Brunswick nurses have made and continue to make each and every day to ensure our health and safety.  The resounding rejection of the latest offer made to nurses by the Higgs government must certainly be a wake-up call to the Premier.  Our healthcare system is in crisis and the very people who are working so hard to keep it functioning have been dismissed, disregarded and disrespected for far too long.  As the Official Opposition, we are demanding that Premier Higgs and Finance and Treasury Board Minister, Ernie Steeves, roll-up their sleeves and put a meaningful and respectful offer on the table for nurses immediately.  A new offer must address all the concerns nurses and the Official Opposition have been vigorously voicing for months now.  Enough is enough!”