Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society take to the airwaves with new radio ad

TORONTO – Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are taking to the airwaves with a new radio ad in Toronto. The ad, which can be heard here [https://cupe.ca/chs-radio-ad], urges the employer back to the table to resolve the strike through negotiations. The 227 workers are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

MPP Peggy Sattler, London Club of the Deaf among Allies to join Solidarity BBQ for Canadian Hearing Society Strikers

LONDON, ON — The picket line for Canadian Hearing Society workers will get a boost tomorrow (Friday, March 24) from local allies including London West MPP Peggy Sattler. Members of The London Club of the Deaf are sponsoring the BBQ as a public demonstration of their support for the strikers. Other supportive unions, allied groups and…

Show of Solidarity for Canadian Hearing Society Strikers in Oshawa from UNIFOR 222 President

OSHAWA, ON — Colin James, President of UNIFOR Local 222 will be joining members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) on their picket line Wednesday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. James represents 21,000 working and retired members in Durham region.   CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy…

Canadian Hearing Society strikers ask: “Why won’t our employer come to the table?”

TORONTO – On the day marking two weeks on the picket line, 227 workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are asking, “Why won’t our employer come to the table and bargain a settlement?” The two sides have not met since the strike commenced on March 6th.   On Thursday, March 16th, Canadian Union of…

Kitchener/Waterloo Canadian Hearing Society staff on strike to defend inclusion and fairness, get picket line boost Friday 10 a.m.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO, ON — Kitchener/Waterloo area Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) staff on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the CHS will get a boost on the picket line tomorrow (Friday, March 17, 2017). Colleagues from the agency’s Hamilton and Peel offices, Canadian Union of Public…

At St. Patrick’s Day picket line rally, striking workers and supporters will “wear the green” to defend inclusion and fairness at CHS

KINGSTON, ON – Workers on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will be joined on the picket line tomorrow (Friday) by colleagues from CHS Belleville, as well as community supporters and labour allies from Kingston. They will be sporting…

MPP Vic Fedeli joins picket line to support Canadian Hearing Society strikers

NORTH BAY, ON — Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli will join members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) on their picket line this morning between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information…

MPP Lisa Gretzky joins picket line to support Canadian Hearing Society strikers

WINDSOR, ON – Join Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky, along with members of OPSEU, Unifor, and community allies, for a solidarity rally in support of the members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073). CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program…

Hearing society attacking sick leave plan put in place to “break barriers” and support agency’s striking deaf and hard of hearing staff

TORONTO, ON — Removing barriers for the Deaf, Deafened, Orally Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is a mainstay of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) mission of inclusivity.  But when it comes to its own workforce say striking staff at the agency, CHS is attacking the very sick leave provisions and health benefits originally intended…