Apart from the economic impact, research shows that privatization of liquor stores has profound social and public health consequences.
“Ultimately, we have major reservations about the speed at which this project is being forced upon the people of this province, with very little in the way of details or assurances." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Affected employees and the unions that represent them, including NAPE, were left in the dark for a full week after the information was reported lost.
Home care workers' contracts expired in 2014, now headed to conciliation.
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After a long and difficult round of negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached with Canadian Blood Services that contains wage increases and improved contract language.
"Now the privatization target is painted on long-term care: public private partnerships and offloading of public long-term care beds onto the private system. What’s next?” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President-elect
St. John's (27 May 2015) — Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) President (elect) Jerry Earle is expressing his concern and frustration about statements made last week by Minister of Health and Community Services Steve Kent regarding further privatization of long-term care.
“The provincial government is quick to boast about its tourism ads; I doubt they will be in a rush to do the same about shutting down this tourist attraction." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President-elect
"You have to wonder how many more positions they are planning to cut without telling the public, the workers affected, or their union," says NAPE/NUPGE President-elect Jerry Earle. "Do we have to ask about every single job in the public service to get a straight answer?”
“P3s have been about private investors and companies dipping their hands in the public purse, at the expense of taxpayers." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President-elect