Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge continues good faith negotiations with AUPE until resulting in postponement of lockout and strike

As a result of ongoing good faith negotiations both Symphony Senior Living and the AUPE have confirmed a temporary agreement to postpone the lockout and the strike for 72 hours to provide time for continued negotiations.  Should a mutually acceptable agreement not occur, both the lockout and the strike will commence on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1pm as planned.

RED DEER, AB, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Following 18 months of ongoing negotiations with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees ("AUPE"), Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge ("Aspen Ridge") received a strike notice, responded with a lockout notice and fully prepared operations to strike on Friday, January 25, 2013, originally to commence at 1pm.

Throughout negotiations, Symphony Senior Living maintains its commitment to divert disruption of services to our residents, staff and the surrounding area.

Symphony's purpose is to develop, acquire and manage beautiful senior living communities in North America, where we deliver compassionate dignified care and a full spectrum of supportive services.



SOURCE: Symphony Senior Living

For further information:

Catherine Asplen
Symphony Senior Living
Office: (416) 366-3888 x112
Fax: (416) 366-3889
casplen@symphonyseniorliving.com
www.symphonyseniorliving.com