Collective bargaining update
From February 11 to February 14, 2019, your bargaining team met for the second time with your employer to continue negotiating your next collective agreement. During this round of bargaining, we tried to address monetary items and the remaining non-monetary issues.
Your employer proposed concessions, which means they want to remove items that are already in your current collective agreement. This is unacceptable!
We are not interested in their outdated, stuck in the past approach to healthcare. Your bargaining committee is standing firm and will not be pushed around. We have asked your employer to come back to the table with a more appropriate proposal.
In response to the CareParters offer, our president Sharleen Stewart has issued a statement to the media. You can read that by clicking here.
We urge you to continue supporting your bargaining team by participating in our media campaign, “Stuck in the Past”, at www.stuckinthepast.ca. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to, please submit our pre-written letters directly to your MPP and CarePartners’ CEO, Linda Knight, about the issues PSWs face daily and the need for change. To take action click here.
Also, please add our “Stuck in the Past” Facebook Profile Frame to your Facebook profile image (visit: www.stuckinthepast.ca/facebook/ for instructions). It is your right to do this and your employer cannot reprimand you taking this action. 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 ongoing support and solidarity throughout the bargaining process. We will continue to update you by email and on stuckinthepast.ca.
Please keep an eye out for upcoming direct actions.