According to NAPE President Carol Furlong, the agreement contains significant improvements in salaries and benefits for 29 employees who provide support services for persons with disabilities in a group home setting. The agreement contains improvements in overtime benefits, increase in the number of paid statutory holidays, improvements in paid vacation leave, sick leave, bereavement leave and family leave; improvements in pension benefits and group insurance benefits and severance. Benefits and wages are retroactive to July 1, 2009 and annual increases will bring wages to $19.03 an hour in the third year. The collective agreement expires June 30, 2012.

For information contact:
Carol Furlong 570-2471/1-800-563-4442