Government of New Brunswick

Provincewide, New Brunswick (220 supervisors) and the New Brunswick Nurses’ Union

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2018. Signed on March 16, 2016.

Wage adjustments:
Effective July 1, 2015: 0.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 0.5%
Effective July 1, 2016: 0.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 0.5%
Effective July 1, 2017: 0.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 0.5%
Effective July 1, 2018: 0.5%

Shift premium: $1.75 per hour for time worked during the evening shift. $2.25 per hour for time worked during the night shift. $2.50 per hour for time worked during the weekend shift.

Paid holidays: 11 days. Time and one-half for all hours worked on a designated holiday.

Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month worked to start, 3 weeks after 1,957.5 hours worked, 4 weeks after 9,787.5 hours worked, 21 days after 31,320 hours worked, 22 days after 33,277.5 hours worked, 23 days after 35,235 hours worked, 24 days after 37,192.5 hours worked and 5 weeks after 39,150 hours worked.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per week.

Meal allowance: Time and one-half for time worked during the meal period.

Sick leave: 1/2 days per month worked to a maximum of 240 days.

LTD: Employees pay premiums through payroll deduction. Employees on long-term disability benefits will be considered to be on a leave of absence without pay for a period not to exceed 2 years.

Life insurance: Employer maintains the Province of New Brunswick Group Life Insurance Program.

Pension: Employees participate in the Certain Bargaining Employees Shared Risk Pension plan.

Bereavement leave: 7 days for employee’s spouse, child or parent. 5 days for employee’s brother, sister or grandchild. 3 days for employee’s grandparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or relative living in the employee’s household. Bereavement leave is not available to casual employees.

Seniority – recall rights: 18 months.  

Probationary period: 750 hours worked.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 0.5% increase):
Registered nurse class manager: $36.64 per hour rising in 5 steps to $44.59
Registered nurse class supervisor: $35.81 rising in 5 steps to $43.56

Editor’s notes: Standby: 3 hours’ pay at applicable overtime rate to a maximum of 8 hours’ pay when an employee on standby is called in. Family responsibility leave: 3 unpaid days. Maternity leave: 17 weeks. Employees on maternity leave can use up to 10 days of accumulated sick leave while on leave.  Parental leave: 35 unpaid weeks. Retirement: The normal age of retirement is 65. Employees who choose to retire at 55 can do so without loss of retirement benefits and will receive pension benefits as defined in the Certain Bargaining Employees Shared Risk Pension Plan. Retirement allowance will be 5 days’ pay per full year of continuous service to a maximum of 125 days’ pay.

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