Kingston – On Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:30 am Commissionaires will be picketing at the Royal Military College entrance off La Salle Causeway.
The Commissionaires, are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and are currently in Conciliation with their employer to try and negotiate a new collective agreement.
The key issue for these workers is the need for paid sick days. Currently, should a Commissionaire become ill they are forced to use vacation days or take the day off without pay.
“With an older workforce comprised mostly of veterans, it is absolutely unfair that this employer is refusing to even discuss the possibility of giving these workers a few paid sick days,” states Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President.
The information picket will be to inform base personnel about the issues Commissionaires are facing in the workplace and to urge their support in gaining a fair agreement.
For more information please contact Lino Vieira (firstname.lastname@example.org) 416-577-0238.