Show your support for workers by calling for a fair contract that will be a win-win for employees, residents and their families.
Points West Living, an Ontario-based seniors care operator, locked out approximately 30 seniors care workers represented by AUPE at their Cold Lake facility on Friday, December 16.
During the negotiations that led to the lock-out, the three key areas of concern for workers were inadequate training for staff, arbitrary scheduling, and especially understaffing that puts stress on workers and residents alike.
Points West Living is one of the fastest growing and most profitable for-profit seniors care providers in Alberta. The Ontario-based company bought up seven Alberta facilities for approximately $100 million and is set to open another four by 2017.
Yet despite enormous profits, PWL has been increasing its residents’ fees and even asking families to pay for equipment or upgrades to their facilities.
PWL employees have been negotiating for over a year for a fair contract that will value the work they do and protect the quality of care for residents. They are standing up for a fair contract that will harmonize working conditions at various facilities and bring compensation in line with industry standards.
Join us as we call on PWL to stop the layoffs, negotiate a fair contract, protect the quality of care for residents and put people before profits!
1 – If you are in Cold Lake, visit the picket line in front of the Points West Living seniors care facility (512 25 Street, Cold Lake, AB).
2 – Send a letter to your MLA letting them know that you support the locked out workers at Points West Living using the letter-writing tool at: http://www.pwlprobe.com/