PORT ARTHUR HEALTH CENTRE WORKERS READY TO STRIKE

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Port Arthur Health Centre employees could be striking as early as Monday at 8:30am.

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Unifor Local 229 announced today that a strike notice had been issued for Monday at 8:30am.ย The union claims that zero progress has been made on issues like insufficient compensation or precarious work.

In a statement, Unifor Local 229 President Kari Jefford saidย โ€œThe employeesโ€™ wages are so low that close to 65 per cent of them will see an increase in wages when the minimum wage goes up next year,โ€

In an effort to keep patients informed about the potential for a strike, the announcement was made.

โ€œIn consulting with our members, we wanted to give some advance notice to the patients of the clinic that there will be a strike on Monday, so they can plan accordingly,โ€ Jefford says.

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The last collective agreement for the workers expired on Dec 31, 2017. A vote was held earlier this year, in which workers voted in a landslide for a strike mandate.

Officials with the union say there are no scheduled talks to attempt to resolve the issues.

With files from Matt Vis/tbnewswatch

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