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…

MPP France Gélinas to join picket line in support of Canadian Hearing Society strikers

SUDBURY, ON – Join Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, along with labour 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 coordinators, program assistants, information…

Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh lends support to Canadian Hearing Society strikers in Peel

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO–(March 14, 2017) – Join Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, along with striking workers from CUPE Local 2073, in front of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) office in Mississauga, tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. “The people who rely on CHS services across the province support our members, many of…

NDP Leader in Sault today calls for more services for Deaf Community, lends support to Canadian Hearing Society strikers

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Today, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Sault St. Marie City Councillor Joe Krmpotich will join striking workers from CUPE Local 2073 on the picket line in front of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) office at 130 Queen Street East at 1:15 p.m. Following the picket, they will address the Sault…

As College Royal open house approaches, University of Guelph moves backward – not forward – in negotiations with CUPE 1334

Union representing trades, maintenance and service workers calls employer’s latest offer ‘betrayal’ as two sides bargain in advance of Monday morning lockout/strike deadline   GUELPH, ON – The union representing 240 trades, maintenance and service workers warned that negotiations with Guelph University are moving ‘backwards, not forward,’ raising the likelihood of a work stoppage that could…