Today, Saturday, November 30, we counted the votes from ratification meetings held across the province on the tentative agreement with Red Cross Care Partners and the Red Cross Society. SEIU Healthcare members voted to reject the tentative agreement.

This means the ball is now in the employer’s court. The only way to avoid a province-wide homecare strike is for Red Cross to make a better offer.

In the meantime, all PSWs should report to work as normal until you hear from us with a message that sets a minimum 24 hour strike notice.

We understand why members voted no to the tentative agreement. The small gains we made were not enough to satisfy your demands for justice.

There are many moving parts to this and we want to make sure you’re always in the loop.

Please call the Member Resource Centre (MRC) at 1-877-672-7348 to make sure we have your correct contact information.

Thank you once again for your determination to get justice for PSWs. The fight continues.