Vital services for Culturally Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Ontarians hang in balance: CUPE members address possible strike at Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ON — 227 workers from Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario could be on strike as of Monday, March 6. These workers provide interpretation, employment and mental health services for the Culturally Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing in Ontario. The Union and its allies will address the challenges they face in the…

Possible labour disruption highlights shifting priorities at the Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ON — After going without a contract for four years, workers at 24 Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) offices across Ontario could be on strike on March 4. A spokesperson for Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) which represents counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support,…

CAS workers locked out in Nipissing and Parry Sound travel to Queen’s Park to make their case to MPPs

Increasingly concerned for the well-being of the families they serve and frustrated after weeks on the picket line, a delegation of children’s aid workers from Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) will travel by bus today (Wednesday) to Queen’s Park in an attempt to bring about an end to the lockout that has…

Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS’s disrespect for bargaining process puts vulnerable children and families at risk: CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – On behalf of vulnerable children and families, child protection workers expressed anger and disappointment that Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is unwilling to agree to a deal that will keep children safe and end the lockout that began on December 23. Negotiations that began Friday…

250 show their love for locked out CAS workers at Valentine’s rally after talks breakdown

NORTH BAY, ON – Labour leaders and community supporters from across the Nipissing and Parry Sound area came out at lunchtime Monday, to show their love for the Children’s Aid workers who have been locked out since before Christmas. Holding signs calling on the employer to ‘Have a Heart,’ and ‘Show some Love,’ more than…

CAS worker to share with Parry Sound town councillors the harmful effects of lockout on children, child protection, and communities

PARRY SOUND, ON – At Tuesday’s town council meeting, a representative of child welfare workers locked out by Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound will make a deputation to councillors about the ongoing labour dispute. Members of Local 2049 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) were locked…

Vulnerable children need continuity of care, not temporary replacement workers 100s of kms away: CAS worker

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following is an open letter written by a child protection worker in Ontario; it details her concerns over the use of temporary replacement workers during the lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS). I am a child protection worker in Durham Region, Ontario. I…