Show Support for Port Arthur Health Centre striking workers


Being part of a union that prides itself on advocating for working people and their rights means that we must be willing to step up and defend the sisters and brothers in our union. Right now I am asking for your help; your voice and advocacy is needed.

There are 65 striking workers from Unifor Local 229, all women, at Port Arthur Health Centre who have been on the picket line for over 11 weeks now; the strike began on April 9.  After nearly three months, the employer refuses to come back to the bargaining table to try and negotiate a fair deal for these workers. We need your help to apply pressure on the employer and help to end this strike.

There are three ways you can be an advocate for these striking workers.

  1. Send the employer a message with our online Labour Start campaign. Click here to show your solidarity with the workers and tell the employer, to get back to bargaining!

Over 1000 people from across the world have already sent emails to the employer through   this campaign, join them today!

  1. Watch and share this video about the strike. To share the voices of striking workers please extend our reach and share the video through your own social media with friends, family and beyond.
  2. Donate towards the strike fund for these workers – click here for more information on how to contribute.

While the Port Arthur Health Centre can well afford to pay the workers what they deserve and show respect for these women’s work, they would rather pile up profits. Now is the time to stand in solidarity with workers as they fight for fair wages and job security.

As you join this action on Labour Start, also consider checking the box that adds you to the Labour Start mailing list, so you can stay updated on future solidarity campaigns across Canada and beyond.

If you have any questions or concerns about how you can add your voice to these workers’ call for justice please contact Andy Savela, Director of Health Care at

I would ask that you join me in taking action today.

In solidarity,

Naureen Rizvi

Ontario Regional Director