SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

March 05, 2010 14:17 ET

Sudbury Seniors and Home Care Workers Take to the Streets

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - Seniors in Sudbury will join home care workers on Monday for a rally calling on Comcare, a for-profit home care agency, to provide quality care for clients and travel time for staff.

Growing numbers of elderly in Sudbury are relying on home care workers who provide care to seniors, children with disabilities, and people recently out of hospital. But clients and staff of Comcare have become increasingly concerned about quality of care. The company is forcing home care workers to pay out-of-pocket to cover mileage, fuel costs, and the travel time it takes to get from one home appointment to the next.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1 says its members can no longer afford to "pay to work" and are taking to the streets.

Event: Rally
   
Date: Monday, March 8, 2010
   
Time: 4:00 pm
   
Location: Corner of La Salle Blvd & Notre Dame Ave
  Sudbury, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
    Pat Chastang
    416 709 0501