Members negotiate wage increases, improvements to leave provisions and contract language.
NAPE President Carol Furlong is calling on the Minister of Health and Community Services to reverse the decision to reduce lab testing in rural hospitals and ensure that the people of rural Newfoundland have accessible health care.
Public relations advertising campaign to be launched at the conference to support home care workers.
Bill 22 reverses amendments to the Labour Relations Act that were introduced only two years ago that allowed for automatic card-check certification when 65 per cent of workers in a workplace sign union cards.
Incoming Newfoundland Premier Frank Coleman is picking a fight with public sector workers as he moves to privatize publicly operated liquor stores.
Picket held at Minister of Health and Community Services to protest privatization of group homes.
Negotiations bring improvements to NAPE/NUPGE members.
“Recent statements by the Employers’ Council clearly demonstrate that they have no concern for the costs of health care or in delaying access to health care in the province." — Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"A recent event at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) might have been a life threatening situation if not for the instinctive and quick reaction of experienced correctional officers, who should be commended for their handling of an extremely volatile situation, with few resources.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.