End of Revera Strike
Original Air Date:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Alberta government has forced an end to a strike at an Edmonton retirement centre. It comes just one day after reports an elderly resident died after replacement workers allegedly ignored her request for an ambulance.
The labour dispute between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Revera Inc., which operates the centre, has been referred to binding arbitration with the establishment of a public emergency tribunal.
Why did the government take this action now? Did the death of a Revera resident play a role? How should these types of disputes be dealt with in the future?
We speak with Bruce West, Executive Director for the Alberta Continuing Care Association and Rachel Notley, labour critic for Alberta’s NDP.