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This article was published 7/8/2013 (1388 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Health care aides at the Lions nursing home on Sherbook Street will be walking the picket line Thursday afternoon.
They are not on strike – yet. The picket is for information purposes, meant to raise awareness about low wages and "working short," the practice of leaving shifts short-staffed when workers call in sick. The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it’s a chronic problem that threatens patient care.
The collective agreement governing the 160 health care aides at the Lions Personal Care Home expired nearly a year ago. Staff there may take a strike vote as early as Thursday.
A similar dispute earlier gripped the Maples Personal Care home, but a new collective agreement was ratified there last week.