GNWT Labour Relations has told the UNW that Stanton’s 8 Facilities Management Workers face lay-off. Documents obtained by the UNW show the contracting out couldn't be even broader. The lay-offs could come as early as June 2015.
Stanton Territorial Health Authority plans to replace these workers with contracted-out services. The lay-offs are the latest in a management campaign of privatization. Food services and housekeeping have already been contracted out.
The UNW has filed a grievance challenging the failure to consult on plans for contracting out.
The privatization hurts workers, hurt patients and hurts the hospital and GNWT