Home-care workers ratify first collective agreement

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Workers with Exploits Homecare Agency in Grand Falls-Windsor have voted unanimously in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), says 40 employees work for the agency in communities from the Grand Falls – Windsor area, including Springdale, Botwood, Lewisporte, Norris Arm and Gander.

NAPE president Carol Furlong said, in addition to an increase in wages, the agreement contains a cost-shared health plan, reimbursement for travel expenses, additional sick days and the ability to take paid vacation.

 The agreement is effective as of Sept. 13 of this year and is set to expire on June 30, 2014.

 

Organizations: Exploits Homecare Agency, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees

Geographic location: Grand Falls-Windsor, Grand Falls, Windsor Springdale Botwood Norris Arm

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  • angie
    September 19, 2012 - 21:03

    great news! now if only the govt would make their wages higher, we would not have such turn-around with home care workers, and be able to hire qualified people to work with the more disabled/behavioral. the issue is still that there are not enough qualifed workers, which is forever being ignored by govt and health care.