Homecare workers continue to pick NAPE as union of choice in Newfoundland

Eighty-five new members choose NAPE/NUPGE as union.

St. John's (04 Jan. 2013) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has been certified by the Labour Relations Board as the bargaining agent for both South Coast Home Care and Caring Hands.

South Coast Home Care, based in St. Alban’s, has 49 employees providing home care services in Milltown, Harbour Breton and Pool’s Cove with the bulk of the employees in St. Alban’s.

Caring Hands, based in Harbour Breton, has 36 employees providing home care services in Hermitage-Sandyville and Pool’s Cove, with the bulk of the employees working in Harbour Breton.

There are now twenty-nine groups of home care workers who have been certified to become NAPE members.

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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