Demonstrators appeal to outgoing and incoming premiers to step in and resolve the long impasse.
NAPE president questions whether Premier Danny Williams has any understanding of issues at stake.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has reached a tentative agreement for workers at the Bay St. George Community Employment Corporation (CEC).
Wages key issue for employees at private manufacturer of cookies, candy and flavoured syrups.
NAPE accuses employer of discrimination against women while managers are paid up to $40 an hour.
'NAPE is calling on government to immediately re-open the depots they closed this spring.' - Carol Furlong.
Ratification votes scheduled next week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
'We hope that these benefits will set a new template for collective bargaining in the future.' - Carol Furlong.
The union negotiating team recommending acceptance. Ratification votes will take place in the coming weeks.
Province demanding long list of unacceptable concessions, including the issue of sick leave which nearly led to a province-wide strike by Ontario correctional workers.