Algoma University inherited a potential strike when it was given a parcel of land and businesses including retirement residence Windsor Park.
Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1880), employees of Windsor Park have voted to strike, rejecting a tentative offer from Algoma University, the current owners of Windsor Park.
“Our members are on the very low end of the salary scale, they have no pension plan and few benefits, added to that, members of 1880 at Windsor Park receive only four sick days a year,” said Rick Alexander, CUPE National Representative.
“The majority of our members are women, many are part time workers and the issues of benefits, and sick time are extremely important to them. It is unfortunate that when Algoma University was given the gift of land and businesses valued at $3.2 million it came with a workforce that has suffered from low wages and lack of benefits,” Alexander concluded.
The local will be in conciliation this fall.