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(Glace Bay) Labour relations at Seaview Manor nursing home are at an all-time low, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod says, The 100 members of Local 2094 are extremely fed up with the constant violations of their contract, and the cavalier manner in which they are being treated by management at the home.

Staff morale is so low there that we almost had a wildcat strike on our hands this week. Thats how bad things have gotten at Seaview Manor, says Macleod.

MacLeod says, The employees reached a negotiated settlement back in July and they still havent been able to get it ratified. This is just a slap in the face to these hard-working, dedicated workers at the Manor.

As a result, we have written a letter to the Chair of the Board requesting a meeting to air our grievances and concerns with the current management, she says.

Nursing home workers provide a valuable service to society, taking care of our sick and elderly. They deserve to be treated with some dignity and respect themselves, argues MacLeod.

For information:

Kathy MacLeod
CUPE National Rep.
(902) 539-4933 (o)
John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)