Government of New Brunswick

The collective bargaining process is established in law and in contract. The progress of the collective bargaining process should not be impeded by SD's involvement with individuals affected by labor disputes.

Layoffs, Terminations, etc.

No assistance shall be provided when an employee appears to be laid off, or appears to have had their employment terminated, in order to avoid the negative effects of a labor dispute.


No assistance shall be provided when the closure of a place of employment is caused by a labor dispute.


No assistance shall be provided to any employee or family member whose income is affected by the voluntary or involuntary cessation of work. This applies not only to the striking employees but also to others who are unwilling or unable to cross the picket line.