On October 29, 2021, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in New Brunswick initiated strike action. On October 31, 2021, the government responded by locking out all non-designated CUPE employees. Although this strike could affect the daily lives of retailers and retail employees living in New Brunswick, the impact on retail business is expected to be minimal. Retailers should be mindful that the strike will impact provincial ferry service, which could affect the ability to get retail goods to certain areas of the province.
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Director, Government Relations (Atlantic)