According to NAPE President Carol Furlong, workers will receive a pay raise of $4.50 an hour over a four year period, which is the equivalent of 50 percent pay raise for 19 of the 22 employees, 46 percent and 42 percent for the other three. The pay raise is retroactive to October 2009. Significant gains were also made in benefits and contract language. Workers achieved a 100 percent monetary increase in shift differential, paid meal breaks on night shift, additional sick leave entitlement and payment for unused sick leave, an extra paid statutory holiday, additional time off for bereavement leave, payment for attending first aid training, and improvements in call back provisions.

Furlong stated, “these are significant increases and improvements for a group of workers in an industry which is steadily growing. Mountain View Estates is a long term residential facility located in Corner Brook.

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