Since May 10th, we’ve been locked out of our jobs. Our work has been given to a national contractor who pays their employees less and pockets the difference. That is no way to build a community…and a terrible way to serve the residents of Wood Buffalo Housing.
Why We Continue to Fight
We continue to fight because we care about the residents of Wood Buffalo Housing. They matter to us. Many of us have spent our entire careers at Wood Buffalo Housing. We are good at what we do, we care about what we do, and we put our heart and soul into our jobs. Whether the residents are small children, seniors, or anyone else in between, they need and deserve more than just a crew of people who complete tasks – they need people who are as committed to them as they are to the community.
Has the fight been hard? Yes. We have been out on the picket line every day and trying to make ends meet however we can. While some may say “Why don’t you just get a new job?”, ask yourself, if you had dedicated yourself to something for so long, how easy would that be for you to let go? We value our work because we care about the people we serve. We just want to do that again, no raises, no promotions, just our jobs.
We know that with your help (of which many of you have already so gratefully given) we can get our jobs back.