ST. CATHARINES -- The OPSEU Local 294 strike against CarePartners Niagara is over. The local and the employer have agreed to proceed to mediation, backed by binding arbitration, to resolve all outstanding issues.
It’s one thing for a premier to make airy promises at 30,000 feet. But at ground level, navigating through the political fog isn’t so easy for one group of poorly paid nurses caught in a bitter seven-month labour dispute.
More than 100 residents of the Niagara region attended a town hall meeting Tuesday night in St. Catharines to express their frustration and anger about the poor quality of home-care in their communities.