Provides members with added security as well as the other benefits of permanent status.
St. John's (27 October 2008) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) has reached an agreement with Eastern Health to make permanent 62 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPNs) positions at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex. Forty-two of these positions will be permanent full-time, while twenty will be permanent part-time.
According to NAPE President Carol Furlong, "NAPE has been actively pursuing permanent status for temporary employees, many of whom have several years of service."
"It is very good news for the members affected as it provides them with added security as well as the other benefits of permanent status."
Furlong went on to say, "Making these LPNs permanent is a positive step on the part of Eastern Health. It demonstrates that this employer is coming to the realization that providing permanent jobs is vital to maintaining an experienced workforce."
"NAPE is seeking to address the status of long-term temporaries throughout the province in the current round of health care negotations."
With more than 19,000 active members in 127 bargaining units, NAPE is the largest union in Newfoundland and Labrador. NAPE's members work in the government, health care, education, corrections, financial, hospitality, retail and food processing sectors. NUPGE