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N.B. legislature expected to pass back to work legislation to re-open colleges

6000 college student out of class due to custodial strike

The New Brunswick legislature is returning to session Wednesday to consider back-to-work legislation to end a month long CUPE strike which has closed several community colleges.

CUPE represents college custodial workers who are on strike. The strike, which began January 10, has resulted in 6000 students being out of class due to unsanitary conditions and safety concerns.

Last week, CUPE rejected a government offer of binding arbitration.

“It’s a make-or-break situation for thousands of young New Brunswickers,” Murphy said. “We have to act.”

– with files from CP

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