Kitchener Sunbeam Workers to Stage Second Demonstration as No Progress Made in Negotiations

    KITCHENER, ON, May 21 /CNW/ - CAW Local 1106 members employed at Sunbeam
Residential Development Centre in Kitchener will stage their second
demonstration in less than one month outside of the main building of the
centre later today as negotiations for a new contract have been stalled for

    CAW Local 1106 Demonstration - Thursday May 21, 2009

    Sunbeam Residential Development Centre - 2:30-5:00pm
    (Outside of the centre's main building)
    Where: 2749 Kingsway Drive
    Kitchener, Ontario

    Workers at Sunbeam Residential Development Centre provide residential
care and day programming for developmentally challenged individuals with
physical and emotional impairments in the Waterloo Region.
    Negotiations have been stalled since breaking down in April after Sunbeam
management attempted to shift more administrative tasks onto the workers who
are responsible for the direct care of clients.
    "It's clear the employer has no interest in undertaking meaningful
negotiations with our union, which is frustrating our members and causing
tremendous hardship for the centre's residents," said CAW National
Representative Bill Gibson.
    The CAW represents 130 workers at Sunbeam.
    The current contract expired on March 31, 2009.

For further information:

For further information: CAW National Representative Bill Gibson, (cell)
(519) 589-6390; or CAW Communications Angelo DiCaro, (cell) (416) 606-6311

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