3 Reasons the Cold Lake Points West Living Lock-Out is Important for Patient Care
Friends of Medicare supporting the staff on December 28, 2016
With the holidays behind us, many of us were able to reconnect and refresh with family and friends.
For the staff and patients at the for-profit supportive living facility run by Points West Living in Cold Lake, those holiday traditions were disrupted.
Despite extreme cold weather warnings in Cold Lake, the AUPE-represented staff were given lockout notice and sent out of the building on Friday, December 16 at 8:30 a.m. Facing freezing elements and separation from their residents, the staff remained united in their attempt to secure their first contract despite the adversity. Family members and residents approached the picket lines with mitts & snacks along with much-needed encouragement. As of this writing the weather has gotten warmer, but the lock-out continues. Here’s why patient advocates should be paying attention:
Touring with CUPE Alberta to Stop Long-Term Care Privatization
WHY PUBLIC LONG-TERM CARE MATTERS
Friends of Medicare are partnering with CUPE Alberta for a tour through the province highlighting issues in Long-Term Care.
A recent report from the Parkland Institute titled "Losing Ground" has provided evidence of the importance of public care and why privatization should be stopped.
You're invited to join us from November 28 to December 2 with details below:Read more