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AUPE MEDIA RELEASE: Health care workers to rally in downtown Edmonton

EDMONTON – Health care workers at four downtown Edmonton care facilities will take to the street on Friday (Dec. 13) to fight for a fair first contract.

Dec 12, 2019

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Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and supporters will hold a bargaining rally at noon outside Rosedale Communities at 10107 111 St NW, Edmonton.

Media are invited to attend.

“These workers have been fighting for a fair first contract for seven months, but the employer’s response has been intimidation, delay, and disrespect,” says AUPE vice-president Susan Slade.

80 AUPE members working in nursing care, health care, and general support services care for about 400 residents at the private, for-profit Rosedale facilities.

“They work hard around the clock for these residents and love them like their own family. But they find that workplace conditions are such that they cannot give the kind of care these residents deserve,” says Slade.

“AUPE members are getting more active both in the private sector and in the public sector. No matter who the boss is, our members are angrier than we have ever seen. We’re united in fighting back against any and all attacks on workers and on the Albertans who rely on the services we proudly provide. We’re fighting back. And when we fight, we win.”

EVENT: Bargaining rally
DATE: Friday, Dec. 13
TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Outside Rosedale Communities,
10107-111 Street, Edmonton
Vice-President Slade will be available at the rally for comment.

AUPE is western Canada’s largest union, standing over 96,000 members strong.


For more information, please contact:
Alexander Delorme, communications officer, 780-264-9274

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