Workers with the Town of Paradise, N.L. — who are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) — voted in favour of strike action Oct. 15.
“NAPE has been in contract talks with the employer since the spring of this year,” said Jerry Earle, NAPE President. “Bargaining was referred to conciliation services in an effort to facilitate discussions last month. Unfortunately, conciliation efforts failed.”
While efforts are still being made to resolve the issues NAPE will not be making any further comment regarding specific issues at the bargaining table at this time, said the union.
“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,” said Earle.
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