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President’s Bio

Carol Anne Furlong


Carol was first elected president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE) in June 2005, the first woman to be elected to the position. She is also National Vice-president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

Carol has been a union activist and a social activist most of her working career and has been involved in such issues as the fight for pay equity.

She has been involved in human rights and is outspoken on the women’s rights internationally. She was an international election observer and peace monitor in South Africa’s first all race election in 1994 and was sent to the most volatile and dangerous area of South Africa in an effort to help control the violence and ensure the election was free and fair.

She has baccalaureate degrees in Arts and in Education as well as a graduate degree in Education from Memorial University. She also holds a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is a twice award winning author.

Since taking office, Carol has had a series of unprecedented successful victories on behalf of her membership.

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