“This is an incredible story that a small group of 45 workers in St. John’s would receive such international attention and solidarity from workers as far away as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, the United States, and across Canada. We are very grateful for the support that helped our workers through this difficult time." — Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“We are asking government to now focus their attention on reaching a fair collective agreement for these two groups which are currently at the bargaining table,” said Furlong.
“In light of the tragic events this past week and the continued call by veterans, both young and old, for the need to maintain the support services offered in these offices, the Harper government must immediately rescind the decision to close these offices." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“The lack of such legislation has prolonged strikes and caused undue hardship for the working people of this province, including the workers who are currently on strike at Labatt in St. John’s,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong.
Billion dollar multi-national corporation refuses to get back to the table to negotiate a fair settlement. NAPE/NUPGE requests a conciliation board to assist.
“We are delighted to offer these scholarships each year to recognize the outstanding talent of the youth of our province and our union,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong.
"Last year alone, the CEO of this company (AB InBev) got a 90 per cent wage increase. His salary went from $1 million to $2 million a year. And they're making money off the backs of 45 workers, people trying to put food on the table for their families, people trying to provide shelter and clothing for their children. And he's making $2 million a year? It's simply wrong." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"This round of bargaining has been long and arduous, so we are happy to reach this stage and see this overall result,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong.
"The 340,000 NUPGE members across the country are with you in this struggle, and we will continue working with you to get this employer back to the table to get a fair and decent contract." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“I believe when our members have an opportunity to see the total package they will be prepared to accept the agreement." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.