News – July 16,2013

Maples Personal Care Home employees to hold information pickets in Winnipeg


WINNIPEG – Health Care Staff at Maples Personal Care Home will be holding information
pickets from Sunday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 17 from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

On Friday, June 28, 94 per cent of the employees at the home voted in favour of a strike mandate. The 130 CUPE Local 2719 members, who include health care aides, dietary aides and kitchen staff, want wage parity with other facilities.

“Not only are they not staffed as well as other long term care facilities, they are being paid less to work more. It has to end” said Paula Raposo, CUPE National representative. “It is important that the public know what is happening.”

On July 18, the parties will meet with a conciliation officer to work towards addressing these important issues. The tentative strike date is set for July 22.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union and represents more than 25,000 workers in Manitoba.
For more information:

Paula Raposo
CUPE National Representative
(204) 688-2873