Welcome To “Stuck In The Past”
Last week, from January 21 to January 24, 2019, your bargaining team met with your employer to begin negotiating your next collective agreement. During these four days, we successfully completed many negotiations on non-monetary items. As these challenging negotiations continue, please remember that the bargaining committee is not allowed to talk about specifics of what is being discussed.
Our next bargaining dates are scheduled for February 11 to February 14, 2019, where we will be discussing monetary items and the remaining non-monetary issues.
To support our bargaining committee and the continuing negotiations, we have launched a public campaign called “Stuck in the Past”, which highlights how CarePartners’ working conditions, processes, and wages are outdated and in need of modernizing. You will start to see advertisements on the Internet, on billboards, and in bus shelters across the province starting today. Please browse the website to learn more about this campaign.
On this website, people can also easily submit pre-written letters directly to MPPs and CarePartners’ CEO Linda Knight (by clicking the Take Action button on the right side of the menu) about the issues PSWs face daily and the need for change. We expect all of our members to submit these letters and also share the website with their friends and family. The more voices this campaign has, the more successful we will be.
We also urge our members to support this campaign by adding our “Stuck in the Past” Facebook Profile Frame to their Facebook profile image. For instructions on how to do this, simply click here. It is your right to do this and your employer cannot reprimand you for this. If you run into any issues from your employer, please contact your union representative immediately. Your friends and families can also access this photo frame.
We appreciate your support and solidarity throughout the bargaining process. We will continue to update you in the coming weeks, both by email and on the stuckinthepast.ca website.
Your SEIU Healthcare Bargaining Committee