On December 23, children’s aid workers were locked out of their jobs by their employer, Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS). The lockout took place days after mediation talks broke off; Nipissing and Parry Sound chose not to present a contract offer different from the one that workers had rejected by a 96% margin in a supervised vote the week before.
The members of CUPE 2049 are urging Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS to return to the bargaining table. They want to work with the society to address the workplace issues that put families at risk and that harm the quality of services they provide.
Pickets are up Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in North Bay and Parry Sound.
North Bay: 471 Main Street West in North Bay
Parry Sound: 25 Church St. in Parry Sound
Please contact Local President Debbie Hill at 705-358-5887 for more information.
Make cheques out to:
CUPE Local 2049 Strike Fund
Mail cheques to:
Attention: Fran Bélanger, CUPE National Representative
CUPE North Bay Area Office
120 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, ON P1A 2A8