Tuxedo Villa Staff Demanding Fair Wages

Tuxedo Villa Pickets
Staff from Tuxedo Villa personal care home hold an information picket session on Corydon Avenue on August 13, 2014. (CUPE / HANDOUT)

Staff at Tuxedo Villa personal care home are hitting the picket line again today.

CUPE Local 2180, which represents the employees, says Extendicare refuses to offer them fair wages.

“The public understands that we need to support personal care home workers,” said CUPE national representative Laurissa Smerchanski-Sims. “They are underpaid, overworked, and deserve to be treated fairly by their employer.”

Members rejected their employer’s final offer in a vote held on July 8, and held information pickets outside their facility on August 6 and 13.

Meetings with a conciliation officer are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to attempt to reach a fair deal. If negotiations fail, strike action could be the next step.

Staff will picket from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2060 Corydon Avenue.