Essex Library Board needs to bargain and not dictate pre-determined terms, as strike hits 150-day mark, says CUPE 2974

ESSEX, ON – As the Essex County Library strike passes the 150-day mark, the striking library workers are urging the library board to return to the bargaining table with the full intention to conduct meaningful bargaining on the core outstanding issues – sick time and short-term disability, so a fair resolution can be reached and…

Strike continues as Peel CAS rejects union’s proposal for binding arbitration

MISSISSAUGA, ON – A nine-week long strike between the Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel (Peel CAS) and the union representing 435 front-line, administrative and support staff will continue after Peel CAS rejected a proposal to send all outstanding issues to binding arbitration.   “We have been informed by the provincially-appointed conciliation officer…

Oxford County public health workers urge management to bargain and avert a service disruption as early as this Friday, October 28

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – As mediation talks between Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1146, representing 33 public health workers and Oxford County begin on Tuesday, the union is urging management to return to the bargaining table with the full intention of bargaining and avoiding a service disruption that could start as early as Friday, October…

CUPE 2974 to speak at Essex County council meeting tonight – will urge council to respect democracy and listen to their constituents

ESSEX, ON – For the first time since the strike began on June 25, Lori Wightman, unit chair of CUPE 2974, will speak at the Essex County council meeting tonight, Wednesday, October 19. Wightman will be urging the elected members of council to respect democracy and listen to their constituents, says the Canadian Union of…