Monday, October 01, 2007
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.