ST. JOHN’S, NL – The union representing frontline workers at Iris Kirby House says their mission to provide safe transitional housing for women and children fleeing abusive situations has not wavered one bit.

CUPE National Representative Ed White says, “With all of the negative media reports out there right now, we want people to know that the employees at Iris Kirby House are focused on providing these services on a 24/7 basis and that the quality of care and dedication to the women and children is unchanged.

“It’s also important to state that these employees have had no knowledge or involvement in the agency’s financial matters. Their focus is on making sure that women and children in vulnerable domestic situations have a safe haven to go to, as they move toward starting a new life free of abuse,” says White.

CUPE Local 3762 represents approximately 30 employees at Iris Kirby House in St. John’s and O’Shaughnessy House in Carbonear who are Crisis Intervention workers.