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…

Striking CHS workers recognize the significance of International Women’s Day

TORONTO, ON – On International Women’s Day, striking workers from the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are reflecting on the important role women have played in their union. “On International Women’s Day, we can’t help but recognize the fact that our union is almost 90 percent women,” said Stacey Connor, President of CUPE 2073. “We are…

Workers’ hopes for restoring high-quality child protection services are dashed as talks to end lockout break down

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – By allowing the latest and best chance of a deal with workers to slip through their fingers, negotiators for Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society are increasing the likelihood of a tragedy among vulnerable children and youth, said a representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

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…