RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Mindful of the season, the
frigid conditions, and the PSWs' desire to get back to work, SEIU
Healthcare president Sharleen Stewart says: "It is time to settle this
strike so that the PSWs can return to their beloved clients during this
important time of year for families and close ones."
"We hope Red Cross is willing to compromise to improve the working
conditions of these hard-working and desperately needed homecare
Hundreds of PSWs will rally today at three Ontario Ministers'
constituency offices in hopes that the government will help resolve the
homecare strike that started December 11.
Red Cross has remained silent on returning to the bargaining table since
4,500 workers went on strike.
What: PSWs rally to ask Ontario Government for help resolving homecare
When: Wednesday, December 18 at 12 noon
1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Constituency Office, 242 Piccadilly Street, London
2. Yasir Naqvi, Labour Minister
Constituecy Office, 109 Catherine Street, Ottawa
3. Charles Sousa, Finance Minister
Constituency Office, 120 Lakeshore Road W., Mississauga
Hundreds of messages to MPPs have been sent from PSWs, clients, and supporters since the strike
began. "Personal support workers take care of our elderly and
vulnerable. Why aren't we taking take of personal support workers?"
www.j4pswsblog.wordpress.com (photos, stories from the picket lines)
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. www.seiuhealthcare.ca
SOURCE: SEIU Healthcare
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