Union plans information picket at Extendicare

EDMONTON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees will be holding information picket lines in front of a number of Extendicare sites around the province tomorrow.

CUPE Alberta President D’Arcy Lanovaz says the union is putting up the pickets in response to very slow bargaining with the long term care provider.  Lanovaz says CUPE is seeking improvements to staffing levels.

“Our members are telling us that senior care is being compromised by the number of vacancies at Extendicare,” said Lanovaz.  “We are trying to negotiate provisions that will assist in recruiting higher numbers of staff.”

“Unfortunately, it seems like Extendicare is more interested in its bottom line than in better resident care.”

Picket lines will go up Wednesday, May 16th at the following locations:
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Extendicare Bonnyville

4602-47 Avenue

Bonnyville, Alberta

Extendicare St. Paul

4614-47 Avenue

St. Paul, Alberta


4:00 – 6:00 pm

Extendicare Lethbridge

1821-13 Street North

Lethbridge, Alberta


Extendicare Viking

5020-57th Avenue

Viking, Alberta

Contact: D’Arcy Lanovaz

President, CUPE Alberta


For more information about CUPE Alberta, visit www.alberta.cupe.ca


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