The union representing frontline workers at Iris Kirby House is encouraged by the Provincial Government’s involvement to resolve issues related to the shelter.

“We are pleased to hear that the Government values the work being done by the transition workers and we are hopeful that solutions will be found that benefit all parties, especially the families in need,” says Wayne Lucas, president of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador.

“While our members are not involved in the agency’s financial matters, they are looking forward to contributing to the facilitation process that was announced by government,” says Derrick Barrett, CUPE national representative.

“They are committed to ensuring frontline services continue uninterrupted throughout the process and remain available to women and children experiencing domestic violence,” adds Barrett.

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.