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,…

Mounting fears about the state of child protection services prompts union’s call for ministry takeover of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – A growing concern that the lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid – now at 100 days and counting – is jeopardizing the safety and well-being of the region’s vulnerable children and youth has triggered a demand from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) for a…

Just-released Sunshine List reveals more than just executive salaries at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers locked out of their jobs by Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society are appalled – but not shocked – to learn that last year CAS Executive Director Gisele Hebert was given close to $10,000 as a salary increase. The raise brought Hebert’s total compensation package up…

Talks to continue tomorrow in CUPE-Canadian Hearing Society labour dispute

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), will continue to meet with its employer Friday in ongoing talks aimed at ending the strike that began March 6th. The parties have agreed to suspend public communications regarding…

As contract talks with CAS break down again, CUPE to hold news conference tomorrow at 11.30 a.m.

Workers’ fears for vulnerable children and families prompt call for action by provincial government NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Following the breakdown of bargaining talks this afternoon, representatives of children’s aid workers are saying “enough is enough” and calling on the provincial government to take action to end the lockout at Nipissing and…

Municipal workers and community allies to rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers Friday

WINDSOR, ON – As week four of the strike between Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) concludes, striking CHS workers in Windsor will be joined tomorrow on the picket line by their allies in the community and the labour movement.   Beginning at 12…

Talks to continue tomorrow in CUPE-Canadian Hearing Society labour dispute

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), will continue to meet with its employer Thursday in ongoing talks aimed at ending the strike that began March 6th.   The parties have agreed to suspend public communications regarding the substance and…

CUPE responds to Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS comments regarding picketing protocols

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following statement was issued by Bev Patchell, social services coordinator with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), to correct earlier claims made to media by the executive director of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound. The executive director’s claims…