Strike vote looming for over 4,100 unionized non-profit nursing home wokers in N.B.

Unionized workers at 45 non-profit nursing homes in New Brunswick will be holding a strike vote a week from today.

The vote by more than 41-hundred members of CUPE comes after talks with the association representing the nursing homes were declared deadlocked by Labour Minister Trevor Holder.

The workers including licensed practical nurses, resident attendants and some in support services have been without a contract since 2016 and rejected an offer last May that proposed pay in line with hospital workers.

A union official tells CBC that nursing home staff realize any job action will hurt their clients and the goal is to ramp up pressure to hopefully get a deal without an interruption of service.