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…

Locked-out workers of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS “pay it forward” with collections for North Bay food bank

NORTH BAY, ON – Inspired by the remarkable levels of community support they have received since they were locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS), workers are finding ways to repay the generosity they’ve been shown through their own “Pay It Forward” campaign. In recognition of the support and assistance they…

Locked-out workers of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS “pay it forward” with collections for Parry Sound Harvest Share community food bank

PARRY SOUND and NORTH BAY, ON – Inspired by the remarkable levels of community support they have received since they were locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS), workers are finding ways to repay the generosity they’ve been shown through their own “Pay It Forward” campaign. As a thank-you to Parry…

CUPE leaders join locked-out workers of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS in “Playing for a Fair Deal” in North Bay

NORTH BAY, ON – The national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the president of CUPE Ontario lace up their skates on Friday to take part in “Playing for a Fair Deal” alongside locked-out workers of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound, their friends…

Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas warns against CAS’s use of replacement workers as she visits locked-out children’s aid workers on the picket line in North Bay

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND – Workers locked out of their jobs by the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound will be joined on the picket line on Wednesday by France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt, who is speaking out against the society’s use of replacement workers. The MPP…

CUPE 2049 Lockout Support Message

CUPE 2049, Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS workers, have been on locked out over workplace issues since December 23, 2016. These issues include serious concerns about workload that put families and workers at risk. Boost strikers’ spirits – send a personalized message of solidarity from your Local to be read on the picket lines! What…

Locked-out workers of Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS hold a Friday “Rally with Allies” in North Bay in defence of child protection services

NORTH BAY, ON – Frontline child protection worker and administrative and support staff, locked out of their jobs by Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society, will begin the first day of their lockout with a strong show of solidarity by the workers themselves and support from their allies from communities in the districts of…

As lockout looms, child protection workers call on Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS to join forces with them to defend services for vulnerable children and families

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expressed concern and disappointment that the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound had allowed yesterday’s mediation talks to break off without progress towards a deal that protects the region’s child welfare services. “The…

Cuts, not sick leave, are the real concerns around services for vulnerable children and families at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – A spokesperson for child protection workers at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound is calling on the society to address the obstacles to providing high-quality child protection services in the north and to stop focusing on “non-issues” that prevent both sides…