The nurses, clerical and custodial staff at the Family Health Organization (FHO) in Owen Sound have been on strike since May 22 because of low wages and unfair working conditions.
They are not asking for the moon – they just want wage increases to cover the increased cost of living. (In fact, the Local 276 members are asking for much less than what the doctors who own FHO are demanding in their own negotiations with the province!)
You can help end the strike.
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You can also contact doctors individually. The three doctors bargaining on behalf of all the doctors are:
They can also be reached by phone at (519) 470-3030.
To support the striking workers, you can also:
- Join the picket line at: 1415 1st Ave West, Owen Sound
- Make a donation: cheques should be made out to OPSEU Local 276, with a note: "donation for striking workers." (Please mail cheques to: OPSEU Owen Sound Regional Office, 1717 2nd Ave E #100, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6V4)