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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2005

Nursing home resident goes on hunger strike over staffing

Camrose, Alta.

— An 86-year-old diabetic woman went on a 96-hour hunger strike to protest staffing shortages at the Bethany Long Term Care Centre in Camrose, Alta. Fatigue forced Marie Geddes to abandon her protest, but the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees has vowed to take up her cause and highlight inadequate staffing levels at long-term care facilities across the province.

Suspended over letter to editor

Quesnel, B.C.