WE HAVE A RATIFIED CONTRACT! Congratulations to the workers who stood firm and did not back down, no matter how challenging it became. They braved temperatures near -40, faced backlash from members of the board of directors and management, but they have prevailed. See the Press Release below.
Many Rivers offices will re-open to clients February 7th. The members are looking forward to once again serving their clients across the Yukon.
Opposition calls for government intervention in the Many Rivers Strike January 18, 2019, Yukon News, Amy Kenny
Liberals say the government has no jurisdiction to intervene in the labour dispute
Healing our Most Vulnerable January 14, 2019 Whitehorse Star, Joanna Fletcher Letter
"In handling the mentally ill and horribly vulnerable members of our society, the staff at Many Rivers are doing one of the most difficult jobs in health care, and they are doing it for the least amount of pay and under intolerable working conditions."
A Mental Vitamin, Yukon News. December 21, 2018 by Amy Kenny
Many Rivers client reflects on the impact of the ongoing strike
“It’s just kind of like getting vitamins and you’re feeling stronger”
No end in sight for Yukon strike after almost 50 days on picket line. CBC News. Dec. 18, 2018 by Dave Croft.
Employees at Many Rivers Counselling who began strike on Nov. 2 say management won't budge