SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

March 05, 2009 17:13 ET

Media Advisory: SEIU Holds Press Conference About Crisis in Home Care

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Home care workers, members of Service Employees International Union, will hold a press conference in front of the office of MPP Jeff Leal, Peterborough, March 6th at 3:30 pm to call attention to urgent reforms needed to fix the broken home care system. Collective bargaining between 3,500 home care workers and their employer, Red Cross broke down on Tuesday. Only action by the McGuinty government can prevent a strike that could affect 40,000 home care clients.

At issue for Red Cross home care workers is unpaid travel time.

The press conference, part of a campaign aptly named Running On Empty, will underscore the problems faced by families of those in need of home care and home care workers in Kitchener and across Ontario.



Date: March 6th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Constituency Office of the MPP Jeff Leal
236 King St. Peterborough, ON

More Info: Please go to our website:
http://runningonempty.ca

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Cathy Carroll
    Secretary Treasurer
    (416) 529-1488
    or
    Pat Chastang
    Media Relations
    (416) 709-0501
    Website: www.seiu.ca