Sunrise Village Ponoka Photo from Facebook

Ponoka seniors residence staff unionize

About 30 workers at Sunrise Village Ponoka join AUPE

Sunrise Village Ponoka workers have voted to join the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

Staff at the facility voted last Wednesday.

AUPE now represents 32 nursing care and general support services workers employed at the supportive living facility.

“I am proud these workers took the step to organize and chose to work with the union to negotiate a fair first collective agreement with their employer, Seasons Retirement Communities,” says AUPE vice-President Glen Scott in a news release.

“Joining Alberta’s largest and strongest union will help these workers become greater advocates not only for themselves, but for the residents they care for,” says Scott.

The Ponoka staff join close to 200 union employees at other sites operated by Seasons Retirement Communities in Camrose, Olds and Wetaskiwin.

AUPE represents approximately 90,000 members province-wide, with more than half working in health care. The union represents the majority of unionized private seniors care workers in Alberta.

Just Posted

WATCH: Festival of Trees begins

A preview dinner and silent auction was held Wednesday night at Westerner Park

Medicinal marijuana referral clinic to open in Red Deer this month

Local Compass Cannabis Clinic to open by Nov. 30

Proposed trails for Riverside Meadows could provide “natural surveillance”

A proposal to add trails to Riverside Meadows has some residents hoping… Continue reading

Red Deer’s Bower Place aims to demolish Target, redevelop east side of mall

A major design of Bower Place could see the now-vacant Target demolished… Continue reading

Nutrition program continues to fuel students

Red Deer school expands program

Exclusive Video: Joshua Frank explains shooting Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus

Frank and Jason Klaus are facing triple murder charges in the deaths Klaus’ parents and sister

Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits

A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to… Continue reading

Alberta Party sees growth in Central Alberta

Greg Clark addressed health care needs addressed in Red Deer

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

WATCH: Ponoka’s Festival of Trees sees continued support

Three days of celebration and fundraising held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

Creationist will speak at home-schooling convention in Red Deer

Ken Ham has debated Bill Nye on the Earth’s origins

Update: Innisfail girl found

A 15-year-old missing Innisfail girl has been located safe and sound. Police… Continue reading

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more… Continue reading

Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help 1,300 children this year

Demand is high, but Red Deer always provides

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month