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APH Workers Seek Fair Deal

Craig Huckerby for local2 sault ste. marie
October 4th, 2012 at 2:01pm | Last Updated at 2:13pm


Workers at Algoma Public Health are seeking a fair deal.

“The last thing we want is a strike, and we remain committed to delivering the highest quality public services, while we make every effort to reach a negotiated settlement,” said CUPE 1528 president Rochella McGaughey.

In an effort to achieve their goal, the members recently voted 85% in favour of a strike to achieve a fair agreement.

A large turnout held an information picket in front of the Algoma Public Health building on Willow Ave. Thursday during the lunch hour.

Workers have been on the job without a contract since March 2011 according to McGaughey.

The union is seeking the same benefits given to non-union and management staff including Maternity leave.

“Our bargaining committee has been in negotiations since June 2011, and efforts to reach a negotiated contract have been difficult,” said Robin Silverman, CUPE National Representative. “There has been a reluctance from this employer to reach a fair settlement for these mostly women workers, who are dedicated to promoting and protecting public health in our communities.”



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