CUPE New Brunswick elects new president

Brien Watson has been elected the new president of CUPE New Brunswick.

Close to 350 public employees and elected union leaders cast their ballots during the union's 56th annual convention in Fredericton on Saturday.

There were four other candidates in the election: Andrew Hardy, Norma Robinson, Stephen Drost, and Serge Plourde.

Watson replaces Daniel Légère, who was president for 14 years and announced last year that he would no reoffer.

He's been working for the Saint John School District for 40 years and has been an active member with CUPE Local 380 for over 30. 

CUPE NB is the biggest union in NB and represents approximately 30,000 members in more than 200 locals.