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WINNIPEG Collective bargaining between unionized workers and the owners of Charleswood Care Centre has ground down to a standstill.

According to Murray Craddock of CUPE, Were talking, but the employer is not listening when it comes to wages and benefits.

Charleswood Care Centre is owned by Central Park Lodges, a large company based in Toronto, which owns personal care homes across Canada and the United States. The company owns Parkview Place, Maples, Kildonan and Heritage Lodge Personal Care Homes in Winnipeg.

Were not dealing with the main issue money. The employer is more interested in profit than people, said Craddock.

Therefore members of the union decided to take their issues to the street and the people who will be affected most if negotiations lead to a strike.

Information Picket

  • Date: Friday, April 29, 2005
  • Time: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location:Charleswood Care Centre
    5501 Roblin Boulevard


The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

For more information, contact:
Murray Craddock, CUPE National Representative, 942-0343, ext.209 / cell. 981-6031
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications, 942-0343, ext. 207 / cell. 223-6805