Cornwall ON – We’re catching up on some Star Tek news here in Cornwall Ontario. We received the following about the Fund Raisers for the local OSPCA that was attended by Former and current Star Tek employees.
“A group of former StarTek employees recently held a get-together at the Knights of Columbus as a way to celebrate the great times they shared while working together.
The event was headed by Cynthia Stead along with Louise LeBlanc and Paddy Primeau. Approximately 80% of the event was made possible through donations which included the food, entertainment, gift certificates and decorations.
A huge “thumbs up” goes out to the following local businesses for their generosity: Riley’s Bakery; Balloonies; Floral Expressions; Bruyere’s Restaurant; Players Club; Dominos Pizza and Pizza Hut.
A special thanks to “Whiskey Sour” and “Nat & Perry” for providing entertainment for the evening. An amount of $195 was raised from this event which was given to the OSPCA. A great time was had by all.
I had the chance to interview Whiskey Sour during their Sound Check!
In less popular news it looks like the results of the evacuation from Star Tek have been published or at least reported in. Many staff have complained that they are not being paid for all lost time during the 3 days lost due to the evacuation which according to the images below; if accurate, are the result of cleaning solutions used in the plant.
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It had not been released that one of the first responders became ill on entry on June 20th. We do know that reports have come in and appeared on facebook that Bilingual Bell Star Tek employees were bussed to work outside of Cornwall thus losing less or no pay while those working the English AT&T side were alleged to only be paid 12 of the 24 hours involved.
And there you have in this report that cleaning solutions used on the Bell side of the facility might not have been properly used thus putting staff at risk and possibly resulting in the illness suffered by 21 staff and one first responder.
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