Le Lézard
Classified in: Health, Business
Subjects: WOM, LBR, SCZ, AVO, CPG, CFG

Media Advisory - Sudbury Town Hall to Assess Impact of Home-Care Workers' Lockout


SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ? CarePartners.

United Steelworkers (USW) (CNW Group/United Steelworkers (USW))

WHO: Locked-out home-care workers, home-care patients, community leaders.

WHAT: Town hall meeting on impact of home-care workers' lockout.

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Steelworkers Hall, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury.

About 30 home-care workers, all but one of them women, were locked out of their jobs on May 31 by Kitchener-based CarePartners. CarePartners locked out its employees after they refused to accept the company's concession demands.

For several months the workers have been seeking to negotiate a collective agreement with modest improvements to their low wages and difficult working conditions, including issues such as workplace stress, sick leave and a shocking turnover rate.

"This is a mean-spirited lockout by a private company that is trying to bully a group of low-paid women to squeeze as much profit as it can from our publicly funded health-care system," said Mike Scott, a staff representative with the United Steelworkers (USW), which represents the locked-out Sudbury employees.

"We have been hearing concerns from the community about the impact of this lockout. We're encouraged to receive support from the public as well as community and political leaders and we will continue to build on that support to fight back against CarePartners and demand a fair deal for working people in our community," Scott said.

"We invite home-care patients, their families and the public to attend the town hall on Thursday to have their say and to learn more about this issue," he added.

Thursday's town hall will be held at the Steelworkers Hall, 66 Brady St., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)


These press releases may also interest you

at 20:46
Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC filed an amended complaint against Bank of America today for prioritizing its lending clients and denying or restricting access to the PPP Program to its depository clients and other small businesses. The complaint states...

at 16:28
As part of BMO's relief efforts to help Canadians financially affected by COVID-19, the bank will temporarily provide an effective interest rate on credit cards of 10.99% for personal and small business customers, who are experiencing financial...

at 14:54
SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza today announced that SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury...

at 14:30
Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited between August 7, 2019 and February 5, 2020, inclusive (the "Class Period") of the important May 18, 2020 lead plaintiff...

at 13:15
Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Canaan Inc. pursuant and/or traceable to the Company's initial public offering commenced on or about November 20, 2019 of the important May 4, 2020 lead...

at 12:45
Dean Foods Company ("Dean Foods" or the "Company") today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Court") has approved the sale, subject to entry of final agreed orders, of a substantial portion of Dean Foods'...



News published on 16 october 2019 at 12:51 and distributed by: