Labor Dispute at Red Deer Senior’s Home is Over

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Labor Dispute at Red Deer Senior’s Home is Over

The ongoing labor dispute at Red Deer senior's home seems to have been solved now with a new agreement signed between the workers and the officials.

Yes, sources are confirming that the labor dispute got over on the weekend with the signing of an agreement by approx 130 Alberta Union of Provisional Employees members, who all have voted and favored the collective agreement on Saturday. They say that the staff at the Red Deer seniors' care home will return to its work from Monday morning.

The dispute ignited when the last-minute negotiations between the AUPE and the employer failed and the workers from the Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge facility decided to protest on Jan. 28. The union soon sent a strike notice to the facility's operator, which halted the workings of dozens of LPNs, health-care aides and other specialized staff.

But with the signing of the new agreement on Saturday, the situation seems to reach a solution as the wages of the LPNs have been increased by 18.4%, the health-care aides by 38.3% and support employees by 17.2 to 18.2%, to match the with the industry standards.

"Health-care employees shouldn't be paid less simply because they are working for a private contractor," said AUPE president Guy Smith.


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