Nisichawayasihk PCH Strike Enters Week Two
About 30 members of MGEU Local 367, who have been fighting for fair wages for six years, have been on strike since November 28. Please click this image to open and share on Facebook.
Dec 05, 2016
The strike at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH) in Nelson House is now into its second week.
“Last week I joined members on the picket line and was amazed by their heart,spirit and commitment,” said MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky. “We have members who are over 60 years old, with pins in their knees, walking the line each and every day – fighting for equality.”
About 30 members of MGEU Local 367, who have been fighting for fair wages for six years, have been on strike since November 28. They are paid 27% less (that’s roughly $4 per hour less) than others doing the same work in other areas of Manitoba, even though they have the same level of training.
“We need the local band and the federal government to show some leadership and address the wage parity concerns these members have,” added Gawronsky. “Let’s get these members back to work with fair pay and end this strike. This is no way to begin the holidays for these families.”
The picket line runs every day from 11am – 3pm for anyone wishing to join members of the Local in support. For those who can’t join members on the line, please share this image on Facebook in support.
This facility has been through a strike before. Last year the nurses who work at the NCN care home took job action for the same wage parity issue. In the end, they achieved parity.