Begins: 12 April 2023
Location: Port Colborne, ON
PORT COLBORNE, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/–Workers from across Niagara will join striking developmental service workers from CUPE Local 2276 at an emergency rally on Wednesday. While CUPE members remain focused on resolving the outstanding issues, Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet has indicated they’re in no rush to return to the table. Instead of bargaining a fair deal with these skilled and caring workers, management is putting residents’ health and safety in the hands of untrained admin and IT workers. Roughly 100 developmental service workers have been on strike since March 31.
“Instead of coming back to the table and committing to meeting the needs of workers and residents, CEO Joanna Mataya seems happy to mislead the media, dance around the issues, and put the health of residents at risk,” says CUPE Local 2276 Vice President Cassie Bisson. “Admin workers should not be administering medicine. IT workers should not be caring for residents. Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet should not be hiring scabs, offering them wages far higher than ours, while we fight to improve the level of care we can provide.”
Jesse Mintz, CUPE Communications Representative
416 704 9642