TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - CAW members will be demonstrating outside long
term care provider Extendicare's head office tomorrow, just north of
Toronto, protesting the company's refusal to negotiate a fair settlement.
The company broke off talks with the union on April 26 and workers have
been without a contract since March 31. The demonstration is just one in
a series of pickets organized by the union since talks ground to a halt.
"Our members are frustrated that this multi-million dollar company, a
for-profit long term care home provider, is now crying poor when it
comes time to compensate its staff," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
"This is another example of how for-profit firms are cowardly hiding
behind the provincial Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act, instead
of negotiating a fair contract. We will not tolerate it."
Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Steeles Ave. East (at Woodbine Ave)
The CAW represents 1,200 Extendicare workers in10 long-term care
facilities across the province, including London (CAW Local 302), Port
Stanley (CAW Local 302), Kingston (CAW Local 830), Windsor (CAW Local
2458), Sault Ste Marie (CAW Local 1120), Oakville (CAW Local 504) and
Ottawa (CAW Local 830).
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information: For further information:
CAW National Representative Robert Buchannan (cell): 519-673-7276