Broken Promises, Botched Pay—Our Healthcare Heroes Deserve Better
Local 302 members at Garden City Manor held an information picket on Wednesday, February 23
St. Catharines, ON—A Revera-owned long term care home in the Niagara region has failed to provide solutions to their payroll problems for two-and-a-half years.
Many of the front-line staff at Garden City Manor, who are members of Local 302, have not had an accurate pay stub for more than two weeks at a time, as well as botched vacation pay and pension contributions. This problem exists at several Revera-owned sites across southern Ontario whose employees are represented by CLAC.
“Having a correct pay stub is a fundamental right of any worker,” says Arielle Ross, CLAC representative. “Revera continues to provide staff with inaccurate pay stubs while touting their employees as heroes—for our members, it’s been a slap in the face.
“This should be of deep concern to Revera. But their actions tell the workers that the sacrifices they’ve made by working through a global pandemic aren’t important enough to warrant correct pay. If CLAC’s filing of over 70 individual grievances doesn’t cause the company to take drastic measures to correct these errors quickly, they run the risk of losing long serving, committed employees who have worked at the home for over 20 years.”
According to Ross, Revera has yet to find a permanent solution to these errors since CLAC first filed the grievances back in 2020.
“These errors affect our members’ livelihoods,” says Ross. “While CLAC has been working hard to resolve them, Revera continues to punt it back and make it the employees’ job to prove there is a larger, systemic problem with payroll. Imagine not being able to trust your own pay stub, or know if you have any vacation money left? It’s unacceptable.”
Garden City Manor staff held an information picket on Wednesday, February 23, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“We welcome everyone to join us in standing up for our healthcare heroes,” says Ross.