Health support workers have rallied in the Fraser Valley to demand better wages and working conditions from Sodexo.
Close to 250 members of the Hospital Employees Union have been working without a contract since May of last year at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.
They say the multinational company based in France has been undercutting wages and increasing workloads at the privately-run facility since the provincial government contracted out services in 2008.
HEU leaders say workers haven’t had a pay raise in almost two years with the average worker making less than $16 per hour and the living wage is more than $17.
Contract talks resume Monday (June 16th).