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…

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…

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto refuses to bargain seriously, putting city’s most vulnerable children and their families at risk

Pickets to go up Monday afternoon as CUPE 2316-1 commences legal strike after 2.5 year effort to secure first contract TORONTO, ON – After trying for two-and-a-half years to secure a first collective agreement, Emergency After Hours Services staff of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), members of Local 2316, Unit 1 of the…

Agency’s refusal to play by the rules on workers’ raises threatens government plans to improves services for people with developmental disabilities

OTTAWA, ON – Tamir, an Ottawa community living agency for people with developmental disabilities, is one of a handful of agencies denying its frontline workers thousands of dollars in provincially funded wage increases. The agency’s refusal to follow the rules laid out by Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services is also undermining government efforts…

President of Ontario’s largest union in Collingwood Saturday for rally outside Liberal AGM

COLLINGWOOD, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will join a busload of members for the Stand Up for Ontario rally in Collingwood this Saturday. “Thanks to this Liberal government, Ontario has the lowest public program spending in Canada, and we’re all feeling the effects. Hospital closures, turmoil…

Ontario government’s budget delivers only more austerity for social services

TORONTO – In pursuit of a balanced budget, the Liberal government has abandoned those Ontarians who rely on social services and the workers who deliver them.   Commenting on yesterday’s provincial budget announcement, representatives from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) charged that, despite the Liberal government’s claim to progressiveness and fairness, its budget…