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…

Locked-out CAS workers continue to “pay it forward” with blood drive in North Bay

NORTH BAY, ON – This week workers locked out of their jobs by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will continue to show their thanks and dedication to the community that is supporting them so generously during the labour dispute. On Tuesday, members of Local 2049 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Submission by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to the Ministry of Education Consultation on Child Care and Early Years Strategy

Public and not-for-profit network will deliver best child care for Ontarians: CUPE submission Ontario’s best and only chance of building a high-quality and affordable system of early childhood education and care for all Ontarians is to create one that is publicly funded, planned and managed system, says CUPE in its just-released submission to the Ontario…

Fellow CUPE members walk the picket line in Parry Sound in support of locked-out CAS workers

PARRY SOUND, ON – Today workers locked out of their jobs by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will welcome to their picket line in Parry Sound the vice-president of a sister local from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Jim Little, vice-president of CUPE 1165-2, will take a donation of $500…

Provincial arbitrator’s direction for tackling workload at Peel CAS raises hopes of resolving same issues for locked-out workers at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – A provincial arbitrator’s decision regarding a group of children’s aid workers in Peel is good news for workers at Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS). The ruling, released last week, sets out clear directions for reducing caseloads among frontline CAS workers at Peel, making children’s aid…

Premier’s visit to North Bay an opportunity for workers of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS to highlight lockout issues

NORTH BAY, ON – Workers locked out of their jobs by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) are hoping that a visit by Premier Kathleen Wynne to North Bay could be the catalyst for ending the labour disruption that began on December 23. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will…