N.B. nursing home workers take demands for higher wages to members of Legislature


New Brunswick's unionized nursing home workers have taken their demands for higher wages directly to members of the Legislature.

They've been occupying MLA's offices across the province as their union and the nursing home association are set to resume bargaining this week.

A three-day sit-in outside the Fredericton office of Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard ended over the weekend.

There were protests outside and inside offices in Fredericton, Saint John, Grand Bay, Rothesay, Moncton and Shippagan.

About 4,000 nursing home workers, including licensed practical nurses, resident attendants and support service workers, have been negotiating a contract since 2016, seeking higher wages.

The parties are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Thursday.

(with files from CTV)