Cyriline Lynch-Parker

Year: 2009

Location: Edmonton

Profile: Cyriline Lynch-Parker, a healthcare worker in Calgary, has been a CUPE activist for over 20 years. She speaks of the laundry workers strike at the Calgary General Hospital in 1995, when the heath authority was set to contract out the work, and she describes experiences of standing up to management threats during an organizing drive. She also speaks of the experiences of immigrant workers in the healthcare sector.

Keywords: Bargaining committee; Benefits of union; Contracting out; CUPE; Fatigue; Grievances: Healthcare; Immigrant workers; Knowledge of rights; Laundry worker; Management threats; Stress; Union organizing; Work overload

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