CUPE responds to Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS comments regarding picketing protocols

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – The following statement was issued by Bev Patchell, social services coordinator with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), to correct earlier claims made to media by the executive director of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound. The executive director’s claims…

After three months locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS, children’s aid workers ask: where is the board of directors?

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers marking three months of lockout by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) are holding the society’s board of directors to account over its failure to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a deal that ends the labour dispute.   At the same time, locked-out…

“We have given Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS the tools it needs to end the lockout”: a statement from the president of CUPE 2049 following meeting with board members

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound were locked out of their jobs on December 23, following their attempts to negotiate a collective agreement that defends high-quality child protection services in the north. The lockout will reach its 12-week mark…

Workers’ hopes for restoring high-quality child protection services are dashed as talks to end lockout break down

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – By allowing the latest and best chance of a deal with workers to slip through their fingers, negotiators for Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society are increasing the likelihood of a tragedy among vulnerable children and youth, said a representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Negotiators for locked-out workers at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS back at the bargaining table on Tuesday

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Locked-out children’s aid workers are hopeful that the support they received from MPPs during their recent visit to the Ontario legislature will help to kick-start negotiations with Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS and restore high-quality child protection services in the north. Tomorrow (March 7) will see negotiators for…

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…

Locked-out workers welcome Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS’s return to bargaining

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Children’s aid workers are hoping that their employer’s willingness to go back to the bargaining table tomorrow (Friday) signals both an end to the lockout that began on December 23 as well as a return to high-quality child protection in northern communities. The lockout of child welfare workers…

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…