November 1, 2013
More than 100 union members from a number of unions rallied in front of the Manitoba Legislature in late October, asking the government of Manitoba to investigate the the state of staffing levels in privately owned long term personal care homes in the province.
The rally was organized by CUPE Manitoba to draw attention to understaffed facilities and the problems inadequate staff levels cause for personal care home workers and residents alike.
CUPE Manitoba President Kelly Moist said short-staffing results in burnout, elevated stress levels, more frequent ilnesses and a greater chance of workers being injured on the job.
Other speakers at the rally included MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky, CUPE National President Paul Moist and MFL President Kevin Rebeck.
Unions at the rally included UFCW, PSAC, PIPS, UNIFOR, TEAM-IFPTE, IAMAW, USW, ACTE, and MGEU.
Read about the rally in the Winnipeg Free Press.