Union members at 46 non-profit nursing homes across New Brunswick have voted in favour of a strike.
More than 4,100 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees cast votes Thursday. Results released Friday by the union indicate the overall yes vote is above 90 per cent.
“We have gotten an overwhelming mandate,” Sharon Teare, president of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Locals, said at a news conference Friday afternoon.
Patrick Roy, a union spokesman with the council, said no decision has been made about whether to actually strike.