Upbeat rally at Participation Lodge picket line


October 15, 2012

Members of OPSEU Local 235 at Participation Lodge held a strong rally at the employer headquarters on Wednesday. October 10. Voicing support for the bargaining team, members called for financial transparency and a return to the bargaining table.

Approximately 50 people were in attendance including members of OPSEU Local 253, Community Living Elmira, members from other locals in the area and OPSEU Executive Board member, Deb Tungett. Rain and hail did not dampen the upbeat mood of the event, as members and their allies danced on the line.

The provincial mediator has called both sides to the bargaining table on Wednesday, October 17.



 

What 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!

Ekerr.partlodge@bmts.com

Elaine@participationlodge.ca

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


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