Extendicare is holding back the $3 an hour wage increase dolled out by the province in October.
Multiple PSW’s have come to SaultOnline expressing their disappointment in not being paid the wage increase since it was brought into effect. The two homes currently not getting the raise are Extendicare Mapleview and F.J. Davey.
“Well we are tired, We are tired of being overworked, We are tired of being lied to, We are tired of having made promises too and for 2.5 months been given the runaround,” said one PSW. We have given them anonymity to protect them from repercussions.
“We are exhausted I know that there are plenty of rumours of when we will be getting this increase But after 2.5 months of waiting, I think we have all waited long enough.”
They told us they have been in contact with both MPP Ross Romano’s office and the Extendicare head office. Romano’s office has said the funding was released, Extendicare has said they haven’t received it yet.
Other PSW’s across the province have received the increase including employees from Extendicare according to another person familiar with the situation.
SaultOnline reached out to Extendicare today but has yet to receive any response explaining why their employees haven’t received the increase.