SAULT STE. MARIE– Unifor, the union representing the dedicated workers at ARCH Hospice will conduct an information picket outside the facility on September 18 to draw attention to the issues workers are facing in this round of contract negotiations.
“Today’s information picket is to send a clear message to ARCH Hospice that fair compensation and recognition for our members are not negotiable,” said Samia Hashi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director. “Our members commitment to compassionate care is unwavering, and we demand the employer to come back to the table with a genuine commitment to fairness and respect that our members deserve.”
Members of the media are invited to attend to speak to workers and residents at ARCH Hospice.
What: Information picket for Arch Hospice Workers
When: Monday, September 18 at 3:15 p.m.
Who: Cathy Humalamaki, President Local 1359, Mary Casola, Vice-President, Unifor Local 1359 and frontline Arch Hospice Workers.
Where: Arch Hospice, 229 Fourth Line West, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
"Our members at ARCH Hospice are the heart and soul of our organization, providing compassionate care to our community's most vulnerable,” said Cathy Humalamaki, Unifor Local 1359 President. “We stand united and resolute in our demand for fair compensation and recognition. It's time for our employer to acknowledge the vital work of our members.”
Unifor represents more than 30,000 health care workers, including hospitals, long-term care, emergency services, and community and social services and is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Hamid Osman at @email or 647-448-2823 (cell).