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PRHC clerical workers to rally against wage freeze at lunchtime Tuesday

December 7, 2018

A rally against a wage freeze for clerical workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is planned for outside the hospital at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Hospital spokesperson Michelene Ough wrote in an email that 247 unionized workers recently had their jobs re-evaluated.

Of those, Ough wrote:

•33 will not see their wages change, as a result of the re-evaluation;

•168 will have their wages frozen for three years;

•46 will have their pay frozen beyond 2022 (it will be 2026 before they get a raise, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has stated).

“While the change in the rate of pay is effective immediately for new hires, the hospital has provided until April 1, 2019 for existing employees to move into other clerical positions within the hospital – should they choose to do so – at their current rate of pay,” Ough writes.

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The Peterborough and District Labour Council (PDLC) is the central body of union locals in the Peterborough area (Peterborough County plus Omemee) who are affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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