Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees to address membership in Bathurst on Tuesday

The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees(SOAR) will bring its local members up to date on issues facing seniors at a meeting Tuesday afternoon in Bathurst.

The group represents retirees from Brunswick Mine, Brunswick Smelter and local Steelworkers unions.

Members will hear from the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights about the on-going contract dispute between the province and its nursing home workers as well as the coalition's call for seniors issues to be dealt with by the Department of Health.

SOAR's Phil Best tells the Northern Light it's his group's goal to have its members remain in their homes as long as possible and treated with dignity and respect.