CAW Protests Cuts to Personal Support Worker Hours at Wentworth Heights

August 4, 2010, 11:55 AM EST

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CAW members and supporters will be demonstrating outside the Village of Wentworth Heights long term care home on Thursday, August 5, protesting the cuts to Personal Support Worker (PSW) hours.

The home, owned by RBJ Schlegel Long Term Care, has cut PSW services by 28 hours a month despite the fact that there have been no cuts to overall funding.

Rally at Village of Wentworth Heights

Thursday August 5, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Village of Wentworth Heights
1620 Upper Wentworth Street (Corner of Upper Wentworth and Rymal Road)
Hamilton, ON

This reduction in hours places an increased burden on staff already working to their maximum," said CAW Kitchener Area Director Bill Gibson. 

"The issue, aside from the monetary impact to our members, is quality of care for residents, who rely heavily on staff to attend to their basic needs. With fewer staff on the floor, this care will inevitably suffer which is both unfair and unnecessary," said Gibson. 

Workers at the Village of Wentworth Heights are represented by CAW Local 504.

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