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…

Locked-out children’s aid workers charge Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS with trying to keep public in the dark

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers locked out of their jobs at Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) expressed their shock and dismay at the cancellation of Tuesday’s meeting of the agency’s board of directors. The announcement was posted on the website of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS late last week,…

Locked-out children’s aid workers remain on the picket line as talks merely “scratch the surface” of vital issues in child protection services

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Union negotiators are disappointed that little progress was made today towards ending the lockout of frontline, administrative and support staff at Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS).  However, they expressed hope that both sides would soon return to bargaining to reach a deal that protects child…

“Drive-through food drive” by locked-out CAS workers delivers the goods for Parry Sound Harvest Share

PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) gave a resounding vote of thanks to their community yesterday, as they held a “fruitful” food drive for Parry Sound Harvest Share food bank. As part of their “Pay It Forward” campaign, workers collected food items from 8:30 a.m.…

North Bay food bank gets a boost as workers locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS deliver “pay it forward” bounty

NORTH BAY, ON – Locked-out workers from Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) said a collective “thank you” to city and community today as their week-long food drive ended with a bumper crop for the North Bay Food Bank. In appreciation of the community support they’ve received since the lockout began on December…