Tamir’s developmental service workers urge agency to protect services by using funding “the way it was intended”

OTTAWA, ON – Tamir, an Ottawa agency that provides integrated living in a Jewish environment for people with developmental disabilities, is jeopardizing services for its participants by refusing to adhere to Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services directives for creating stable and secure conditions for frontline workers. To date, Tamir has received nearly $450,000…

Emergency After Hours Staff overwhelmingly reject Children’s Aid Society’s ‘so-called final offer’; month-long strike continues

CUPE 2316.1 calls on Children’s Aid to return quickly to bargaining table and “get at-risk kids the supports they need, deserve and have been deprived of for a month”   TORONTO, ON – Emergency After Hours Staff (EAHS) for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), have overwhelmingly rejected a so-called ‘final offer’ presented by…

Algoma CAS workers in mediation talks to avert strike or lockout

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Unionized workers of the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma say they will be in a legal strike or lockout position should their mediation talks fail on August 31.   The mediation talks were set after negotiations with the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour failed to achieve progress. “Even…

After a month on the line, talks resume today between striking Emergency After Hours staff and Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

CUPE 2316-1 welcomes employer’s decision to return to bargaining table TORONTO, ON – After more than three weeks, striking Emergency After Hours Service (EAHS) workers, members of Local 2316-1 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2316-1) are looking forward to a resumption of bargaining today with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. “For…

CAS workers reach impasse with employer

SAULT SAINT MARIE, ON – CUPE Local 5269, representing approximately 140 workers of the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma, moved to a no-board on August 4th after negotiations with a Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator broke off.   “In spite of our great strides to reach a deal, ultimately the employer is just not willing,” said…

Agencies’ stonewalling over pay hikes for workers undercuts progress toward better services for people with developmental disabilities

DURHAM REGION, ON – Participation House Durham and Community Living Ajax-Pickering and Whitby (CL-APW) are among a handful of developmental service agencies in Ontario refusing to play by the rules for paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in provincially funded wage increases to frontline workers. Last year $180 million was earmarked by the Ministry…