Owen Sound Participation Lodge workers to hold BBQ to support local foodbank 

September 27, 2012

OPSEU members of L235 Participation Lodge will be hosting a free barbecue on Saturday September 29.
All contributions of non-perishable food or cash donations for the Owen Sound food bank are welcome. Workers are collecting donations to help with Thanksgiving food bank needs.
WHAT: Barbeque

WHEN: Saturday, September 29

TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: 997 4th Ave E, Owen Sound
in the parking lot of The United Church (Georgian Shores)
More than 50 staff members are currently on strike at Participation Lodge, and have been without a contract since March 31, 2011.
Participation Lodge provides supports to persons with developmental disabilities both in residential settings and in the community.

For more information:
Lynne Easter, OPSEU Negotiator: 519-657-8312 (c)
Andrea McCormack, OPSEU Staff Representative: 519-379-7159 (c)
Deb Powell, Local President 519-387-2351

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What else can you do to help?

Support a picket line
There are picket lines at all three Participation Lodge locations: Holland Centre and St. Francis Place in Owen Sound and Lutheran Manor in Hanover. All support at these picket lines is greatly appreciated!    

Call or email Elaine Kerr, Executive Director of Participation Lodge.  
Elain Kerr's number is 519-794-3201 x224
If she happens not to be at her desk, dial extension 555 for the phone to ring throughout the facility. Someone should pick up...
You can also send Elaine Kerr an email at one, or both, of the following email addresses. Let her know that you support her staff, and that it is time to get back to the table!

Please also call Bob Richardson, President, Board of Directors, at (519)422-3849


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