Staff from Maples Personal Care Home will hold informational pickets beginning today after a majority of workers voted in favour of a strike mandate earlier this month.
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, a national CUPE representative. “It is important that the public know what is happening.”
The daily pickets will take place from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Wednesday, July 17. Both sides will meet on July 18 with a tentative strike date set for July 22.