Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers and their allies rally in front of Ministries of Health and Community and Social Services

TORONTO – Over the lunch hour, hundreds of people rallied outside government offices in support of members of CUPE Local 2073, the striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). The 227 workers, who provide vital services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, have been on a province-wide strike since March 6th.  …

On April 25, striking CUPE 2073 members and their supporters will send a message to the Canadian Hearing Society and key government funders

TORONTO, ON – After being on strike for nearly two months, members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and their supporters will send a message to their employer, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and the government ministries that provide a substantial portion of their funding. Beginning at 12 noon…

CUPE files unfair labour practice complaint against Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – Lawyers for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), have filed an unfair labour practice complaint at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The workers have been on strike since March 6th.   In its submissions to the OLRB, the union…

Sault Ste. Marie labour and community allies to hold solidarity rally for striking CUPE 2073 members

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Public and private sector unions in Sault Ste. Marie will join with community allies tomorrow for a solidarity rally and luncheon in support of striking members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073). Organized by the Sault Ste. Marie Labour Council and the local CUPE…

Strike at the Canadian Hearing Society is about culture, not costs

Unionized workers at the Canadian Hearing Society have been out on the picket line now for just over a month. It’s an all-too-familiar scenario: The 227 workers – interpreters, speech-language pathologists, counsellors, literacy instructors and audiologists who provide services to clients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing – have been without a contract for four years,…

Rally in Belleville on Monday to mark four weeks of strike by Canadian Hearing Society workers

BELLEVILLE, ON – Belleville workers on strike for a deal that allows them to provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will be joined on the picket line Monday, April 3, at 12 noon by community supporters, labour allies and striking colleagues from CHS Kingston.  Members of the…

President of striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society will visit the picket line on Monday

TORONTO, ON – On the day marking exactly four weeks on strike, the president of CUPE Local 2073, Stacey Connor, will visit the picket line outside the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Headquarters.   The workers have been on strike since March 6th.  Talks broke off on Saturday night after four days of bargaining.   “Despite…

York Region labour and community allies to hold rally and food drive tomorrow for striking CUPE 2073 members

NEWMARKET, ON – Public and private sector unions in York Region will tomorrow join with community allies for a solidarity rally and food drive in support of striking members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073).   The rally will take place at 12:00 p.m. outside the Newmarket offices of…

Talks break off in CUPE-Canadian Hearing Society Negotiations

Union: “We still need a willing partner to resolve this” TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 1, 2017) – After four days of bargaining, talks have broken off between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073 and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Talks were aimed at ending a province-wide strike that started March 6th. “We…

Talks break off in CUPE-Canadian Hearing Society negotiations Union: “We still need a willing partner to resolve this”

TORONTO, ON – After four days of bargaining, talks have broken off between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073 and the Canadian Hearing Society(CHS).  Talks were aimed at ending a province-wide strike that started March 6th.   “We tried in good faith to reach an agreement with the CHS,” said Barbara Wilker-Frey,…