Breaking: Tentative agreement reached for PSWs

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare, announced today that a tentative collective agreement has been reached in bargaining with Red Cross Care Partners. The agreement will be presented for ratification to SEIU members at regional meetings over the next two weeks. The agreement covers 4,500 homecare workers across Ontario. The parties released the following joint statement:

Red Cross Care Partners and the Canadian Red Cross Society - Personal Support Services and SEIU Healthcare Union jointly announce that they have reached a tentative collective agreement, subject to ratification by November 29, 2013. Both the Employers and the Union will be divulging details to their respective membership and will be recommending ratification.

About SEIU Healthcare

SEIU Healthcare represents more than 55,000 healthcare and community service workers across Ontario.  The union's members work in hospitals, home care, nursing and retirement homes, and community services throughout the province. SEIU Healthcare has a strong track record of improving wages, benefits and working conditions for healthcare workers, supporting the training and development needs of its members, and strengthening standards in the management and delivery of patient and client care.

SOURCE: SEIU Healthcare

For further information:

Gilleen Witkowski
SEIU Healthcare


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