New Har­bour agency union­ized

NAPE to rep­re­sent em­ploy­ees at All Care Home Sup­port Ltd.

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Some 70 em­ploy­ees of a home care busi­ness based in New Har­bour, Trin­ity Bay are the lat­est to be union­ized in this prov­ince.

The New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of Pub­lic and Pri­vate Em­ploy­ees (NAPE) an­nounced May 31 that it had been cer­ti­fied by the Labour Re­la­tions Board as the bar­gain­ing agent for em­ploy­ees with All Care Home Sup­port Ltd.

It’s the 21st home care busi­ness in the prov­ince to be union­ized by NAPE, said union pres­i­dent Carol Fur­long.

She said the to­tal num­ber of home care work­ers rep­re­sented by NAPE has now reached ap­prox­i­mately 3,000.

She said the union hopes to reach a col­lec­tive agree­ment for the em­ploy­ees at All Care Home Sup­port in the very near fu­ture.

“NAPE con­tin­ues to or­ga­nize home care agen­cies, while at the same time we strive to ne­go­ti­ate bet­ter wages and ben­e­fits for their em­ploy­ees,” Fur­long stated in a news re­lease.

Fur­long said NAPE is ag­gres­sively con­tin­u­ing its at­tempts to or­ga­nize the re­main­ing home care agen­cies in the prov­ince.

The owner for All Care Home Sup­port Lim­ited, Joan Hil­lier, was not avail­able for com­ment.

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