TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Statement from the Canadian Red Cross and
Red Cross Care Partners:
A renewed contract with our Personal Support Workers (PSWs) represented
by SEIU Healthcare has not been reached at this time. While a
memorandum of settlement was reached and recommended both by SEIU and
by us, as the employers, it was not ratified by the membership. We were
notified this evening that SEIU will initiate strike activity beginning
Wednesday morning. The safety and well being of our clients is our top
priority. We have contingency plans in place and will make every effort
to minimize any disruption in service to our clients. The lines of
communication with the union remain open.
We salute the important role our Personal Support Workers play in the
delivery of services to our clients. They are a critically important
part of our organizations.
There is no disruption to any other Red Cross services.
SOURCE: Canadian Red Cross
For further information:
Tanya Elliott, Director Communications