CHS workers hit picket line

Four employees of the Canadian Hearing Society in North Bay were joined on the picket line by a couple dozen locked-out Children’s Aid Society workers Monday morning. The Canadian Hearing Society workers, members of CUPE local 2073, hit the picket line Monday morning after last-ditch talks on the weekend failed to reach an agreement. The…

Negotiators for locked-out workers at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS back at the bargaining table on Tuesday

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Locked-out children’s aid workers are hopeful that the support they received from MPPs during their recent visit to the Ontario legislature will help to kick-start negotiations with Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS and restore high-quality child protection services in the north. Tomorrow (March 7) will see negotiators for…

Canadian Hearing Society pushes workers to take strike action

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 5, 2017) – After being presented with multiple options for negotiating a settlement that would address their stated concerns, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) has rejected all offers for settlement, leaving the union with no choice but to commence strike action on Monday morning. “We are actually quite shocked,” said Barbara Wilker-Frey, CUPE…

Workers at Canadian Hearing Society say four years is too long

TORONTO, ON – Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) which represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other staff at 24 Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) offices across Ontario, is looking to move forward in their contract…

Vital services for Culturally Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Ontarians hang in balance: CUPE members address possible strike at Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ON — 227 workers from Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario could be on strike as of Monday, March 6. These workers provide interpretation, employment and mental health services for the Culturally Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing in Ontario. The Union and its allies will address the challenges they face in the…