Monday, December 23, 2013

On Strike!

Andy | Monday, December 23, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

This photo was taken on December 12, 2013. As of today the employees of Red Cross Care Partners, including 800 from the Greater Toronto Area, are still on strike. These home care workers help keep ailing seniors out of hospitals and long term care homes by assisting with such task as bathing, dressing, taking medication and preparing meals. Most of them whom are women, make about $15 an hour and have not had a wage increase in more than five years. The workers recently rejected a tentative deal which would have given them an 11 cent an hour wage increase. Red Cross Care Partners is a for-profit company and is the largest home-care agency in Ontario.


  1. Oh, dear! This doesn't sound good! They are performing very important and needed service for seniors, and I certainly hope that their strike is successful for them!

  2. These people deserve so much better (wagers and respect)

  3. You have no idea how many strikes we've had this year in this country! Happy Xmas, Andy.