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CUPE 4890 members and their supporters chanted, sang and marched in an information picket at Sts. Peter and Paul Residence in Scarborough June 26 to protest cuts to shifts and hours.

The residence was holding its annual community barbeque – a perfect opportunity to ensure seniors and their families know about the cuts that take effect on July 1.

“These cuts are going to hurt seniors,” said CUPE National Representative Jim Morrison.

Management’s new regime would leave one other worker alone between 9 and 11 p.m. to ensure that 22 residents who experience incontinence are diapered and dry for the night.

The work, which involves lifting and turning seniors, has been done by two people up until now.

Management has also been denying vacations and other time off despite claiming to have hired a new staff member for the purpose of vacation replacement.

You can support the members of CUPE 4890 by sending a message to management to “Stop the cuts, keep the care!”