CAW Members Picket Extendicare Head Office in Markham -Tomorrow
August 18, 2010, 12:50 PM EST
CAW members will be demonstrating outside long term care provider Extendicare's head office tomorrow, just north of Toronto, protesting the company's refusal to negotiate a fair settlement.
The company broke off talks with the union on April 26 and workers have been without a contract since March 31. The demonstration is just one in a series of pickets organized by the union since talks ground to a halt.
"Our members are frustrated that this multi-million dollar company, a for-profit long term care home provider, is now crying poor when it comes time to compensate its staff," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
"This is another example of how for-profit firms are cowardly hiding behind the provincial Public Sector Compensation Restraint Act, instead of negotiating a fair contract. We will not tolerate it."
Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3000 Steeles Ave. East (at Woodbine Ave)
The CAW represents 1,200 Extendicare workers in10 long-term care facilities across the province, including London (CAW Local 302), Port Stanley (CAW Local 302), Kingston (CAW Local 830), Windsor (CAW Local 2458), Sault Ste Marie (CAW Local 1120), Oakville (CAW Local 504) and Ottawa (CAW Local 830).