Strike is over at the Canadian Hearing Society

CUPE 2073 ratifies tentative settlement TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 12, 2017) – 227 workers with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will return to the jobs they love on Monday, May 15th, following today’s ratification of the tentative settlement negotiated by their union earlier this week. The workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Tentative settlement in labour dispute between CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), has reached a tentative settlement with the CHS. The tentative deal, if ratified by both parties, ends a nine-week-old strike that started March 6th. Mediated talks were facilitated by third-party mediator John Stout over…

Mediated talks will continue May 5th, 6th and 7th in labour dispute between CUPE and CHS

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), will continue mediated talks with CHS on May 5th, 6th and 7th, in an effort to reach a resolution to the eight-week old labour dispute. The talks commenced today, May 4th, and are facilitated…

On May 5, Kingston labour and community allies will rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers

KINGSTON, ON – Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073), will be joined tomorrow by their allies in the community and in the Labour movement for a rally in front of the office of local MPP Sophie Kiwala. Beginning at 11:00…

Mediated talks scheduled for May 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in labour dispute between CUPE and CHS

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), will enter mediated talks with CHS on May 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, in an effort to reach a resolution to the eight-week old labour dispute. The talks will be facilitated by third party…

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,…