Public relations advertising campaign to be launched at the conference to support home care workers.
St. John's (09 June 2014) — Home care workers who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE ) met in St. John’s last week as part of a provincial Home Care Worker Conference, hosted by NAPE/NUPGE. It was attended by over 65 home care workers from agencies across the province.
NAPE hosted provincial conference to organize around issues affecting home care workers
“This conference is about bringing home care workers together to educate and to share their experiences in the home care field,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “This conference is also an important opportunity for these workers to prepare for collective bargaining negotiations for this group, which are set to begin in the coming weeks.”
“Home care workers provide an invaluable service to the people of this province and play a crucial role in providing care and support to some of our province’s most vulnerable. Despite this reality, these workers are making slightly more than minimum wage,” continued Furlong. “Government must give home care the funding it deserves. This will be our message in the upcoming negotiations and this conference will help us reach that goal.”
NAPE/NUPGE launches advertising campaign to highlight the vital role home care workers play in the health system
NAPE has also launched a public advertising campaign at the conference. The ‘Home Care, it’s everyone’s concern’ campaign brings attention to the vital service home care workers provide to thousands of families and their loved ones across the province and calls on the provincial government to increase funding for home care.
The conference featured workshops, guest speakers, and panels covering a wide array of important home care, bargaining, and labour issues.
NAPE/NUPGE represents over 4,000 home care workers across Newfoundland and Labrador.
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