Friday, January 18, 2013

Adult Residential Centre Services Threatened?: Baillie

The newly unionized staff at a South Shore adult residential centre is the first group of workers in the province to get their initial contract under the First Contract Arbitration law. The law was passed by the legislature last year despite stiff opposition from the Liberals and PC's. The 50 or more workers at LaHave Manor in Bridgewater are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers Union. PC Leader Jamie Baillie fears First Contract Arbitration at the Manor will lead to cutbacks in service to clients.

There will be a public open house this afternoon (Friday) at LaHave Manor and Jamie Baillie says he will be there to show support for the staff and their families.