Fourth week of strike for employees at a medical center in Thunder Bay

In Thunder Bay, Port Arthur Health Clinic employees begin their fourth week of strike today .

Their employment contract expired at the end of 2017.

And there is no solution in sight for this dispute after last week’s rejection of the union’s final offer of the employer.

The Unifor union representing the 65 health center’s medical assistants says the offer was rejected at 94 percent.

Unifor Local President Kari Jefford says in a statement that it is distressing to see this employer think that women in their jobs, for decades in some cases, do not deserve a living wage and security job.

The main points at issue concern working conditions, wages and job security.

The Unifor union says that two-thirds of the women in the center have temporary employee status.

Sarah Brown (RN) is the Lead Editor at Health News Tribune where she covers mental health and emotional wellness. Sarah graduated with a degree in nursing from Ryerson in Toronto. She currently lives in Toronto. Prior to becoming a journalist, Lindsay worked as a health professional in Cambridge Ontario.

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