Possible labour disruption highlights shifting priorities at the Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ON — After going without a contract for four years, workers at 24 Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) offices across Ontario could be on strike on March 4. A spokesperson for Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) which represents counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support,…

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City of Cambridge inside workers ratify collective agreement, ending strike after one week

CAMBRIDGE, ON – Members of Local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882), representing inside workers for the City of Cambridge, will return to work tomorrow after the union and the city ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement ends the City of Cambridge’s second municipal strike in the month of February…

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$6.4 million year loss to Sudbury economy, if hospital laundry jobs cut

SUDBURY, ON — Sudbury’s local economy will take a yearly $6.4 million financial hit, if the laundry is closed and 50 hospital laundry workers lose their jobs. That’s the finding of the independent economic impact analysis, Greater Sudbury council asked for earlier in January, to assess the effect of a Health Sciences North (HSN) decision…

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Deaf Services workers in Milton will hold town hall to discuss chronic underfunding and labour unrest

MILTON, ON – Counsellors and support staff from the Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf (BRAD) in Milton could be off the job at 12:01 am on Tuesday, February 28. Local 4763 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4763), which represents the 100 staff, including residential and day program counsellors and support staff,…

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Lockout of a CUPE 1281 worker at University of Guelph

UPDATE (February 24, 2017) – The lockout has been suspended as of 12:01am on Friday, February 24. This is the right choice, as it means the line of communication between the parties has been reopened. We are hopeful that the parties are able to find a mutually agreeable solution as quickly as possible.   A…

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Union and City of Cambridge reach tentative agreement

CAMBRIDGE, ON – A tentative agreement has been reached between Local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882), which represents 163 inside workers, and the City of Cambridge. The tentative agreement was reached in the early hours of the morning on February 23. No details will be released until both sides ratify…

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Change to School Board Bargaining Act Anti-Democratic

TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario strongly opposes an amendment to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA) tabled yesterday by the Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, that will make central bargaining with the provincial government mandatory for all education workers. If passed, the new legislation would take away the rights of school board support workers…

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CAS workers locked out in Nipissing and Parry Sound travel to Queen’s Park to make their case to MPPs

Increasingly concerned for the well-being of the families they serve and frustrated after weeks on the picket line, a delegation of children’s aid workers from Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) will travel by bus today (Wednesday) to Queen’s Park in an attempt to bring about an end to the lockout that has…

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