NAPE Members with the Town of Paradise Vote in Favour Of Strike Mandate 

For Immediate Release:

Monday, October 16, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, NL– Workers with the Town of Paradise, who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), have voted in favour of strike action. The vote took place last evening.

Workers are now in a legal strike position.

“NAPE represents 126 workers with the Town of Paradise,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “NAPE has been in contract talks with the employer since the spring of this year. Bargaining was referred to conciliation services in an effort to facilitate discussions last month. Unfortunately, conciliation efforts failed.”

“While workers have voted in favour of a strike mandate, we will be asking the employer to meet with a conciliator in an attempt to avoid any work stoppage. We are hopeful that the employer will take the steps necessary to reach a deal that is acceptable to our members so they can continue to provide top quality services to the people of Paradise,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle.

While efforts are still being made to resolve the issues we will not be making any further comment regarding specific issues at the bargaining table at this time.

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For further information, please contact:

Keith Dunne, NAPE Campaigns and Communications Coordinator

(phone) 709.570.2501    (cell) 709.631.9737      (email)