Monday, October 01, 2007

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Back in 2003 weeks before the Provincial Election a group of Home Support workers in our area met with NAPE representative, Fred Oates. With the election just weeks away we tried to get our voice out to those who might help. Each party released a statement saying if elected,they would listen to us. Negotiate fairly with us. Years later we see no changes. Out of the group that met with Mr. Oates i doubt if one quarter are still working in Home Support. Some left for Alberta while others travel to Nova Scotia to do the same work for better wages.We have two candidates running here in Burgeo & Lapoile and i have only seen one addressing the matter for Home Support Workers in the district.The liberal incumbent Kelvin Parsons has bought the matter up while the other candidate for the PC party has not taken the time to look at this issue concerning many of the people he wants to represent in our area. Hopefully when the Big Blue Bus arrives on our end of the island the PC candidate might actually know that Home Support Workers exist and be part of the solution by forwarding on our message to Premier Williams.

6 comments:

denise said...

the pc candidate cannot speak.his father goes door to door answering all the questions.mom said when they left her place she thought it was the father and not the son running.lol.

Anonymous said...

denise i don't think thats against the law. i dont think any laws were broken.sometimes candidates dont go to doors but send campaign helpers to deliver literature.its perfectly legal.

denise said...

to anonymous on my posting.the son who was running was at the door with the father.all the son done was extend his hand to shake and the father delivered the election pitch.the candidate never said one word.my mother thought it was strange at the time.

Anonymous said...

wayne,on the topic of home care.i know of a situation here were an illiterate lady was hired to work with a disabled person. the person had to tell her what medication to give and when. the lady is a good worker and in this instance the client knows what to do.the trouble is that most support people gradually move on to better paying jobs.

Anonymous said...

my comment is not showing?
i forgot to add that he prefers male workers for the lifting and other issues but there is not one able bodied male in the area.home workers here are mostly female and fortish or older.

Table Mountains said...

i check all comments before i post them. curious,where do you live? your right about the female comment. most in the business are female and i suspect at times that's why were not listened to as much as we would like.here in my area a lot now travel to work in nova scotia,two weeks on two weeks off. better wages.i son suspect we'll be bringing in migrant workers here in NL to work as home care workers so being illiterate might not be an issue but one of language. just my opinion.