Kitchener, Ontario (December 11, 2019)— Hundreds of frontline healthcare workers and union supporters rally at the CarePartners’ corporate head office to fight back against the homecare agency’s recent move towards locking out their almost 3,000 personal support workers (PSWs). A lockout by CarePartners could leave thousands of seniors without the daily care they need during the holiday season.
From June 26 to 28, your bargaining committee was back at the table negotiating with CarePartners to improve your working conditions. For this round of bargaining we had the assistance of an Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) conciliator, a neutral third party to assist with moving bargaining forward.
Last week, members from CarePartners across the province held rallies to let their employers know that their outdated ways of care are unacceptable. From April 8 to April 12, members marched on their bosses at six different branches: Quinte, Central West Peel, Chatham Kent, Simcoe, Wellington Waterloo, and Brockville.
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.
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.