Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Media coverage - Some residents scared of returning AUPE workers

Some of the media coverage for the strike.  The lack of coverage - and how little our side of the story gets told, while AUPE is given the opportunity to control the narrative - has been frustrating for Artspace members.

Some residents scared of returning AUPE workers
Trevor Robb
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:02 PM
A sign outside the Artspace Housing Co-operative Ltd., 9330 - 101A Ave., in Edmonton Alta., on Friday May 16, 2014. The coop was the scene of a recent strike by AUPE care aides. When the strike was ended residents of the coop locked out the care aides. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun
While union home-care workers are trying to get back to work at a downtown affordable housing co-op, some of their disabled clients would rather they didn't.
Ken Thomas and Elizabeth Foreman are both residents at the Support for Artspace Independent Living (SAIL) Housing Cooperative at 93rd Street and 101A Avenue.
Both live with cerebral palsy and are apprehensive about welcoming picketing Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) health care aides back into their homes.
"Some of the members are scared of what is going to happen when they do return to work," said Thomas. "There are a lot of hard feelings right now between the staff and most of the members who live here because of the way the staff and their AUPE supporters have been behaving on the picket line since the strike started."

Read the rest here.

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