Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cold Lake Points West Living Lock-Out Post # 6--AUPE to the rescue! ----------AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Krista, in May the company told AUPE that it will terminate all nursing care employees at their Cold Lake facility starting July 1. So while locked out, they hadn't lost their jobs (yet). Today's labour board hearings resulted in those termination attempts being thrown out. More here: http://bit.ly/2sPtKXa :) The tentative agreement still has to be voted on, and that takes place tomorrow. Like · Reply · 3 · 3 hrs-----



Looks like the work of AUPE has been very effective in getting the folks at Points West Living to change their minds about the punitive termination of all the staff at the facility at Cold Lake. I am curious why the abrupt turnaround but I guess when the labour board throws out the terminations you've got to go back to the agreement business.

AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Krista, in May the company told AUPE that it will terminate all nursing care employees at their Cold Lake facility starting July 1.
So while locked out, they hadn't lost their jobs (yet). Today's labour board hearings resulted in those termination attempts being thrown out. More here: http://bit.ly/2sPtKXa 


The tentative agreement still has to be voted on, and that takes place tomorrow.

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I had no idea that the labour board could reverse the terminations of staff in this way.  But this is the end of the game so to speak. I haven't reached back into the past to look at the beginning of the game. I see no reason for this sort of poor labour practices in Alberta and I want to know why we had this retribution move in the first place. I will review the data from the past and look at the steps to termination.

But for this day--it's clear that AUPE --has done a good job by uniting communities as in Sundre to fight back.  Good job AUPE!

BREAKING NEWS: Tentative agreement reached with PWL Cold Lake.

EDMONTON – A tentative agreement was reached today between the Alberta…
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Krista Anstruther That's awesome way to go guys

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Betty Wiebe This is great news congrats for staying strong and solid

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Jose R Cfs Wow Good News

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Ron McLaren Congratulations.

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Jeanine Keith Congratulations that's why it's called SOLIDARITY!!!!

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Norma Crump Great job

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Dorinda Ainscough This is GREAT news!!!!

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AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees What now?: Tomorrow, the agreement will be voted on by the close to 40 workers and the employer. More details will be shared soon.

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Krista Anstruther What dose rescind mean

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Wendy Rudiger Krista Anstruther Rescind means *to take back*

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Krista Anstruther What are they taking back

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AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Krista Anstruther, they're taking back the termination notices.

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Krista Anstruther That's exciting so there getting back there jobs

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AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Krista, in May the company told AUPE that it will terminate all nursing care employees at their Cold Lake facility starting July 1.
So while locked out, they hadn't lost their jobs (yet). Today's labour board hearings resulted in those termination attempts being thrown out. More here: http://bit.ly/2sPtKXa 


The tentative agreement still has to be voted on, and that takes place tomorrow.

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Deanna Pawlak solidarity rules!!!!!

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Paul Nagy Good news.

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James Macdonald Hell ya .... congratulations.... hope those greedy jerks learn a very valuable lesson.

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AUPE - Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Workers and the employer now have to vote on the tentative agreement. Stay tuned!

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Christina Sefton Ok so whats different in this tentative agreement? Better staffing?

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Julie Ali Christina Sefton Hopefully. It is ridiculous that AUPE has to do the work of the GOA. The government of Alberta should be mandating proper staff: resident ratios instead of living it to the public and private care providers. It's not possible to service so many residents in a humane way when you are short staffed. It's also baloney that we have patient care based funding providing enough money to give residents the care they need. What is required is an auditor general review of the PCBF junk and a review of the staffing levels and staff training for the complex care residents who will increasingly form the population in the continuing care system. The GOA is now downgrading such complex care residents from long term care to the supportive living 4 status which is --in my opinion-inappropriate for their needs. But I guess cheapening out and downgrading staff qualifications (no RNs are needed at the SL4 site) is the way to go for the GOA. It is shameful.

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Allison Laity Oh that is so good to hear!!!!

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Teresa Lemus My solidarity💪

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Teresa Lemus Congratulations

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Bonnie Gostola Chalk one up for the the good guys. Want to be there when the scabs are shown the door.

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Rick Passek I'm right there with ya Sister! Get them out of there ASAP!!!

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Allison Laity Oh wouldn't that be awesome?!?

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Susan Cowtan Great news!!

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Rick Passek AMAZING NEWS!!

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Trevor Mallyon Solidarity, Congrats!!!

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Saveeta Prakash Congratulation

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DJ McMillan ✊️

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Lonnie Boothman OMG that is so awesome... go go go Cold Lake... you ROCK!!!

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Dolly Osterlund Wonderful news. Way to go Cold Lake PWL AUPE peepss

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Patricia Huget Great news 😃

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Linda Carlson Mossip great news..solidarity!!

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Happy Day Wonderful news!!!

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Harry Hoodicoff Congrats!

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Suzanne Joyce Rutledge Awesome. Hard work and perseverance paid off.

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Eileen Speakman Well it a start I'm happy to hear no one gets fired 🌈🌈

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Janice Drader Fantastic good news so glad I walked the line with you and you did it great job 57/2 supports you

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Lorrie Tarka Great news! Way to fight people!

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Julie Ali Good job AUPE for sticking up for your members as well as the residents at the facility. I am curious how this turnaround happened. Surely the Points West Living folks did not simply change their minds about mass terminations of employees from the goodness of their hearts? What caused the obdurate CEO to say --"The heck with this retribution business--I'm bringing the lambs back into the fold?" Could this act of lovingkindness signal a change in the relationship of continuing care providers not only to their employees but also to their residents? Could it be that patient centred care, integrated care teams and all the standards of care will be actually provided to our families? Could it be that staff:resident ratios will be now appropriate and allow humane servicing of our family members in the continuing care system? Could it be that change has happened because of the people in the continuing care system who stood up for better working conditions? Could it be???

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Julie Ali Guess not. It happened because they had no choice.
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