All AUPE members, their family, friends and supporters are invited to a rally in support of the locked-out workers at Monterey Place seniors facility in northeast Calgary on Thursday Oct. 4.
The rally will begin at 5 p.m. at Monterey Place, 4288 Catalina Blvd N.E.
That day will mark the 100th day of the lockout of 90 AUPE members. Their employer, Triple A Living Communities, is trying to bully them into accepting a contract that will keep their wages well below the industry standard. At present their wages are as much as 27 per cent below the standard, and when shift differentials and premiums are factored in, the gap is even wider.
There’s no excuse for such low pay. Triple A receives taxpayer funding to pay nursing staff at the same rates as Alberta Health Services. Triple A is pocketing some of that funding, and the provincial government is looking the other way.
Like many continuing care jobsites, the vast majority of employees at Monterey Place are women. Many are new Canadians. Triple A is shamelessly exploiting these workers and it’s a disgrace.
On Oct. 4, show your solidarity and help send Triple A and Premier Alison Redford a strong message that all Albertans expect fairness. Tell them to stop the rip-off.
You can also send a letter to the premier by going to www.stoptheripoff.ca.
For more information, contact Trevor Zimmerman at (780) 919-9975