CUPE Extendicare Locals Announce 99% Strike Mandate

  • Today at Extendicare’s Maples care home in Winnipeg, Locals 2719 and 1475 announced a 99% strike mandate vote
  • The private, FOR-PROFIT Maples was the site of Manitoba’s deadliest COVID outbreak in 2020, infecting 231 residents and staff, with 56 residents losing their lives
  • Extendicare has sent more than $84 million to shareholders since then, while denying its frontline staff full working hours and the same wages and benefits for identical work at public care homes
  • Local 2719 President and strike veteran Virginia Moncton spoke to CTV NEWS Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Health Coalition Director Thomas Linner spoke in solidarity and denounced profit in health care
  • CUPE members at 9 for-profit Extendicare care homes in Winnipeg and Brandon have received huge public support while holding information rallies to avoid a strike and to secure a fairly negotiated collective agreement