HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - CAW members and supporters will be
demonstrating outside the Village of Wentworth Heights long term care
home on Thursday, August 5, protesting the cuts to Personal Support
Worker (PSW) hours.
The home, owned by RBJ Schlegel Long Term Care, has cut PSW services by
28 hours a month despite the fact that there have been no cuts to
Rally at Village of Wentworth Heights
Thursday August 5, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
of Wentworth Heights
1620 Upper Wentworth Street (Corner of Upper
Wentworth and Rymal Road)
This reduction in hours places an increased burden on staff already
working to their maximum," said CAW Kitchener Area Director Bill Gibson.
"The issue, aside from the monetary impact to our members, is quality of
care for residents, who rely heavily on staff to attend to their basic
needs. With fewer staff on the floor, this care will inevitably suffer
which is both unfair and unnecessary," said Gibson.
Workers at the Village of Wentworth Heights are represented by CAW Local
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information: For further information:
CAW Local 504 President Randy Smith (cell) 905-973-3231 or CAW Kitchener Area Director Bill Gibson (cell) 519-589-6390