The Belknap County Commissioners and the employees at the Belknap County Nursing Home have ratified a new contract for the workers who provide direct and indirect care for the residents at the home. The contract calls for a modest 1.5% wage increase, the first in two years.
The next step is for the Belknap County Delegation to meet to discuss and vote on whether to make the special appropriation necessary to fund the contract. That meeting is now scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the County Complex, 34 County Road, Laconia.
Workers are gathering signatures in support of the contract from Belknap County residents to present to the delegation the day of the meeting. If you would like to participate, you can either download the form here and share it with your friends and family members and take it to a worker at the Nursing Home or sign electronically at http://1984.seiu.org/page/s/support-belknap-county-nursing-home-residents-and-staff. Please encourage folks you know to participate.