CAW Members Demonstrate at Lanark Place for Fair Contract

June 21, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

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CAW members at Lanark Place/Lanark Heights retirement home and long term care facility will demonstrate on Tuesday, June 22 for a fair contract. Negotiations between CAW Local 302 and Lanark have stalled, with the company refusing to drop demands for wage freezes and other concessions.

Similar demonstrations have already taken place across the province in response to a breakdown in negotiations with Extendicare and Revera - both long term care home providers.
 "This employer is trying to hide behind Bill 16, the Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act, and refuses to bargain a fair wage for this group of front line health care workers," said Bill Gibson, CAW Kitchener-area Director.

"Lanark is taking the unacceptable position of applying the legislated wage freezes that do not apply to the private sector. Meanwhile, the workers in this home are among the lowest paid front line health care workers in the Region."

Demonstration for a fair contract:
Tuesday June 22, 2010
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lanark Place
46 Lanark Crescent
Kitchener, ON

In February, Lanark parent company Sifton Properties was named as one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies." In addition, they were honoured with the London Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Corporate Icon Award.

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