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…

Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Strong solidarity and enormous political pressure caused the Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) to make an eleventh-hour decision to end the labour dispute it began four months ago. This afternoon the society’s executive director signed the return-to-work protocol provided by the Canadian Union of Public…

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…

Continuing job action is ‘only possible move’ in face of disarray and dishonesty at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS: CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – After the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound broke its word about agreeing to resolve the current labour dispute through binding arbitration, workers locked out of their jobs since December have no option but to hold their own job action against the…

What is Minister Coteau waiting for? – Latest move by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS means Ministry must take charge of agency immediately, says CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON –  Negotiators for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound have reneged on their pledge to the government and to the union to take outstanding contract issues in the current labour dispute to binding arbitration, leaving northern communities without the child protection services…

CUPE responds to Ministry of Labour proposal regarding lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following statement was issued by Local 2049 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) about recent developments in the ongoing lockout at the Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound: On Wednesday, April 5, the president of CUPE 2049 was contacted by…

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…