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…

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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…

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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…

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Workers rally Saturday 11:30 a.m. on laundry’s last day to call on health minister to intervene in corrupted bidding process

SUDBURY, ON — Thousands in the Sudbury community want Health Sciences North (HSN) to rescind its contract with a laundry in Southern Ontario, for hospital laundry workers not to lose their jobs and for the MPP to “visibly care” and do something, anything at all to keep the work local.   “Why aren’t HSN and…

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Listen to the People and Keep Hydro Public: Gates, Hahn to Wynne

Niagara Falls, ON – Concerned Ontarians gathered tonight by the Falls, a cornerstone of Ontario’s public power system to call on Kathleen Wynne to keep hydro in public hands.   NDP MPP (Niagara Falls) and Infrastructure critic Wayne Gates spoke at the rally. “Here in Niagara, we know that public power is our legacy. And…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Niagara Falls to Kathleen Wynne: Keep Hydro Public

Member of Provincial Parliament Wayne Gates and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be speaking at a rally in Niagara Falls Thursday night.   The Wynne Liberals’ privatization of Hydro One has led to skyrocketing hydro prices and mounting public pressure.   The rally comes days after both the NDP and the Liberals released plans…

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