TORONTO Home care and support workers, represented by Local 3896 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold a rally to highlight their demands for fair wages, in contract talks with their employer, Seniors Peoples Resources in North Toronto (S.P.R.I.N.T). The rally will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, September 25th, at the south west corner of Yonge & Montgomery, in Toronto.
The workers provide home care, respite care, supportive housing, meals on wheels, transportation, community dining, social services and the adult day programs to over 4,000 seniors and people with disabilities in North Toronto. S.P.R.I.N.T. has so far refused to put forward a fair contract offer in negotiations, and the workers want to raise public awareness about the possibility of a strike. Conciliations talks are scheduled for September 30th, 2004.
Most of the 150 workers at S.P.R.I.N.T have not had a raise in over 10 years.
S.P.R.I.N.T workers and supporters
Rally to fight for fair wages
Saturday, September 25th
South West corner of Yonge & Montgomery (3 blocks north of Eglinton)
For further information, please contact:
Kelly OSullivan, President CUPE Local 3896, (416) 529-9600 (cell)
Joanne Martin, CUPE Servicing Rep., (416) 571-1256 (cell)
James Chai, CUPE Communications, (416) 292-3999