OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The 25 workers at Personal Choice Independent
Living in Ottawa have voted 100% in favour of a strike.
"Congratulations to the workers at PCIL on taking a strong stand," said
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "OPSEU is behind them 100%."
While it has been in operation since 1975, this would be the first time
that PCIL has ever seen its workers out on strike.
"These are front-line workers who take care of people who have been
marginalized in our community. They are loyal and dedicated employees
who have taken this action because they were pushed to the wall by
their employer," said David Lundy, OPSEU Regional Vice-President. "PCIL
has a healthy budget this year. Their workers deserve to receive fair
wages that keep pace with the cost of living."
PCIL has recently announced that they are expanding their services to
include 55 new clients. Their website is actively recruiting additional
Personal Choice Independent Living has three locations in Ottawa. As a
group home environment, PCIL offers 24 hour support for daily living to
adults with physical life challenges.
For further information:
Sonia Boudreau, OPSEU Staff Representative/ Negotiator 613-447-8631
David Lundy, OPSEU Regional Vice-President 613-213-1953