NAPE Reaches Tentative Agreement with Choices for Youth (The Lilly)

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, April 21, 2022

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement for members at Choices for Youth (The Lilly).

NAPE represents and unites nine (9) workers at The Lilly, a 14-unit congregate living supportive housing facility for youth operated by Choices for Youth.

“We are very happy to reach an agreement with this employer for this caring, compassionate, and skilled group of mentors,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “The agreement includes a monetary increase, retroactive pay, as well as numerous improvements in contract language.”

“This incredible group of workers stood strong and united; their solidarity and steadfast determination made this agreement happen,” said Earle. “Not once did they lose faith in their team, in the process, or in each other. It was remarkable to see this small but mighty group get stronger as the days wore on. This group embodies what the union movement is all about.”

“We also want to thank the public and our fellow unions for the amazing support over the past month,” said Earle. “This group of workers never once felt like they were on their own.”

Details of the tentative agreement will be released to members during the ratification process, which is currently being scheduled.

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