Unbearable heat raises serious potential for harm for long-term care residents, and workers. Eastern Health must take immediate action on these issues.
St. John's (11 Aug. 2014) — Workers at Golden Heights Manor in Bonavista, who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE), will be holding a demonstration on August 11 to voice their concerns about working conditions and lack of proper air conditioning at their workplace.
NAPE/NUPGE members have been raising the issue of poor living and working conditions at Golden Heights Manor without resolve
In recent weeks, despite raising the potential for this issue to arise with Eastern Health several months ago, living and working conditions at Golden Heights Manor have been unbearable due to the heat in the building. The workers are concerned about the potential for harm to the residents, as well each other, and are calling on their employer to take immediate action to rectify these issues.
Members will be meeting in front of the Golden Heights Manor on Campbell Street in Bonavista between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to raise public awareness to the issues and pressure Eastern Health to resolve the problems.
NAPE President Carol Furlong will be in attendance.
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