Saturday, August 08, 2009

The following item about the ongoing strike at the Lanark County Assisted Community Living in Ontario is from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
Striking ACL Lanark workers concerned about replacement workers:
Members of CUPE 1521-02, on strike against Community Living Lanark, have expressed great concern over the care their clients are receiving at the hands of replacement workers.

“We have seen things from the picket lines at the residences that concern us,” said CUPE 1521-02 Unit Chair Karen Bowes.
“We have witnessed incidents where replacement workers are not following basic daily routines including behavioural guidelines and health and safety practices,” Bowes said, adding that “one incident involving the inappropriate restraint of an individual with developmental challenges forced striking members to call the police.”
CUPE rep Doreen Beath told the Ottawa Citizen August 5 the two sides were prepared to go back to the bargaining table. But as of publishing, no date had been set.

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