Striking workers welcome the Canadian Hearing Society’s return to bargaining

TORONTO, ON – Striking workers with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), who have been off the job since March 6th, are hoping that their employer’s willingness to go back to the bargaining table today (Wednesday) signals both a readiness to find a resolution to the labour dispute, and a return to high-quality services for Ontario’s…

CUPE responds to Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS comments regarding picketing protocols

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following statement was issued by Bev Patchell, social services coordinator with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), to correct earlier claims made to media by the executive director of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound. The executive director’s claims…

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…

After three months locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS, children’s aid workers ask: where is the board of directors?

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers marking three months of lockout by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) are holding the society’s board of directors to account over its failure to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a deal that ends the labour dispute.   At the same time, locked-out…

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…

Statement of Solidarity with Locked Out OECTA Teachers

NIAGARA, ON – The following statement was made today by Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario: CUPE Ontario sends their support and solidarity to the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) who were locked out by the Niagara Catholic District School Board on Monday, March 20. CUPE Ontario is the province’s largest…

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…

“We have given Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS the tools it needs to end the lockout”: a statement from the president of CUPE 2049 following meeting with board members

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound were locked out of their jobs on December 23, following their attempts to negotiate a collective agreement that defends high-quality child protection services in the north. The lockout will reach its 12-week mark…

Oshawa MPP and CUPE president join picketing Canadian Hearing Society workers

The Durham office of the Canadian Hearing Society is one of 20 in the province that’s been on strike since Monday. Contract talks between the society and the workers’ union, CUPE, broke down over the weekend. CUPE President Fred Hahn was out in the cold Friday with those on the picket line to lend his…