On Wednesday July 12, 10 union members and GoodLife clients from the community group We Are Oshawa talked to clients outside the Rossland club in Ajax about some of the main issues impacting trainers. Specifically: the need for GoodLife to provide trainers with paid sick days and to fully compensate trainers for all of the work you do, including administrative work, scheduling, preparation and programming. Overall the clients we spoke to were very supportive of you and many stopped to talk despite the rain and signed a petition calling on GoodLife to address these issues.
We are disappointed by the news of cutbacks to the JUMP childcare program that many staff and parents rely upon. We will continue to organize to protect this vital service.
“We would like to see GoodLife keep all the JUMP programs open,” says Adrie Naylor, union representative with Workers United Canada, which represents 650 personal trainers at GoodLife clubs in Toronto, Ajax and Peterborough. “JUMP staff support GoodLife members and employees with young children who rely on this service in order to stay physically active and perform their jobs.”
CBC News: GoodLife Fitness angers parents after it drops child care at 3 locations
Toronto Star: Working mother pushes GoodLife to keep child-minding program
CNW: Parents deserve to have a good life too: Gym members and staff upset about closure of child minding programs at GoodLife Fitness