The struggle for respect and fair treatment for the workers at Monterey Place seniors facility in Calgary will pass a grim milestone on Monday, Sept 24. It will mark the 90th day of the lockout, the longest dispute involving AUPE members in recent memory.
The employer is trying to bully them into accepting a contract that would keep their wages and benefits far below the industry standard.
The more than 90 members of Local 048 Chapter 006 have remained strong and refuse to back down. They know that this struggle isn’t just about them — it’s about continuing care workers across the province and showing private operators that they won’t be allowed to pad their profit margins by exploiting their employees.
All AUPE members are encouraged to show their solidarity with the workers at Monterey Place by coming out to the picket line between 2 – 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24.
Both sides of this dispute will be back at the bargaining table the next day, and we need to send a clear message to this employer that after three months, it’s time to negotiate a fair settlement.
To find out more about this employer, go to www.stoptheripoff.ca
Monterey Place is at 4288 Catalina Blvd. NE in Calgary. For more information or directions, call AUPE organizer Trevor Zimmerman at (780) 919-9975.