Local 6946 personal support workers rally for a fair contract

Members of Local 6946-12, who work at long-term care facility Valley Manor, rallied in downtown Barry’s Bay, Ontario, on Oct. 29 as the union continues to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement.

The union is fighting for a master schedule agreement to ensure consistent, safe staffing for their 80 full-time and part-time personal support workers (PSWs), as well as a limit to five consecutive working days to avoid burnout and fatigue.

USW Staff Representative David Lipton said the event has already paid off, with noticeably improved communication and bargaining at the table from Valley Manor management. He also thanked Local 6946 representative Briana Broderick, who was key to organizing the rally.

You can join the fight and call on Valley Manor CEO Trisha DesLaurier to bargain a fair contract for these frontline workers by sending a letter at: usw.to/valleymanor.

(Featured in photo – Briana Broderick)

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