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
"There were 782 calls for help ... [when no ambulances were available], 225 of which were considered high priority," says NAPE President Elect Jerry Earle. "These numbers are truly frightening.”
St. John's (28 April 2015) — The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) is voicing its concerns about increases in "red alerts" on the Northeast Avalon.
April 19 to 25 is Administrative Professionals Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.