NB nursing home workers a step closer to new collective agreement

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Nursing home workers in New Brunswick are a step closer to a new collective agreement.

In release Monday, the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Union announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes.

CBC reports 45 of the 51 Locals voted in favour of ratifying the deal and that it includes a wage increase of 9.75 per cent over six years.

Six locals voted to reject the deal.

The Council says it's working on a process that will adhere to Public Health guidelines and that Local presidents will be contacted with a date for ratification once it's finalized.