Kitchener/Waterloo Canadian Hearing Society staff on strike to defend inclusion and fairness, get picket line boost Friday 10 a.m.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO, ON — Kitchener/Waterloo area Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) staff on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the CHS will get a boost on the picket line tomorrow (Friday, March 17, 2017). Colleagues from the agency’s Hamilton and Peel offices, Canadian Union of Public…

At St. Patrick’s Day picket line rally, striking workers and supporters will “wear the green” to defend inclusion and fairness at CHS

KINGSTON, ON – Workers on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will be joined on the picket line tomorrow (Friday) by colleagues from CHS Belleville, as well as community supporters and labour allies from Kingston. They will be sporting…

“We have given Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS the tools it needs to end the lockout”: a statement from the president of CUPE 2049 following meeting with board members

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound were locked out of their jobs on December 23, following their attempts to negotiate a collective agreement that defends high-quality child protection services in the north. The lockout will reach its 12-week mark…

MPP Vic Fedeli joins picket line to support Canadian Hearing Society strikers

NORTH BAY, ON — Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli will join members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) on their picket line this morning between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information…

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…