Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 23, 2015 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Wexford Residence staff to hold information session highlighting reduction in hours of care for residents

Members of CUPE 3791 will tell public they 'Take Time To Care' during afternoon event outside long-term care home

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 23, 2015) - The workers who care for people at the Wexford Residence, members of Local 3791 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3791), will hold a public information session outside the Scarborough long-term care facility tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Those attending tomorrow's event are hoping to highlight the precipitous drop-in hours of care provided to residents at the Wexford. While it is widely accepted that residents in long-term care facilities require a minimum level of 3.5 hours of care per day, the Wexford has cut hundreds of person-hours in the past six months.

To highlight their concerns, CUPE 3791 members will be wearing bright orange T-shirts bearing the slogan, 'We Take Time To Care.'

Media wishing to attend tomorrow's information session should contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, at 416-821-6641.

WHAT: Information session to highlight reductions in staffing hours at the Wexford Residence
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Outside the Wexford Residence, 1860 Lawrence Avenue East
WHO: Members of CUPE 3791 and their supporters
WHY: To highlight the growing gap between the quality of care Wexford residents deserve and the level of care they are currently receiving

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications