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Strike at Red Deer care home delayed
Symphony Seniors Living Aspen Ridge, Red Deer, is shown in an undated photo. Supplied.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 2:14PM MST
Last Updated Friday, January 25, 2013 2:15PM MST
Only days after strike and lockout notice was served following a labour dispute at a Red Deer senior’s home, both sides have agreed to meet in a last-ditch effort to resolve the issue.
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees said earlier this week that the 130 licensed practical nurses, health care aides and other specialized staff, who work at the Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge, had served strike notice Tuesday.
The Ontario-based employer, Symphony Senior Living responded with lockout notice.
On Friday, the AUPE said the strike and lockout had been postponed until Monday in an effort to resolve outstanding problems, before the care of residents in the home is affected.
Meetings between the union and the employer were scheduled for Friday afternoon, the union said members will be informed of the outcome of the talks in a meeting Friday evening.