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Arrell Youth Centre lockout


August 13, 2018
Hamilton – Members of OPSEU local 216 working at the Arrell Youth Centre have rejected a tentative deal reached late Saturday – sending a clear signal to their employer.
August 12, 2018
Hamilton – A tentative deal has been reached to end a three-and-a-half month lockout at the Arrell Youth Centre, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas announced on Sunday.
July 16, 2018
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas joined locked out workers from Arrell Youth Centre on the picket lines on Monday.  A tentative agreement to end the more than two month lockout is in sight. 
July 15, 2018
Hamilton – A deal to end a two and a half month lockout at the Arrell Youth Centre in Hamilton is being held up because the facility’s board of directors and CEO are playing games, OPSEU President
June 25, 2018
Hamilton – During a marathon round of bargaining on June 24, the managers of the Arrell Youth Centre refused to end the nine-week lockout by offering employees decent health coverage, even though t

Take action to end the lockout

This labour dispute is an attack on working people. Youth justice workers are being bullied into accepting wholesale cuts to their health plan, which will cost them each up to $1,200 a year. 

Tell CEO, Kim Ciavarella, and Board Chair, Maria Zegarac, to get back to the table and bargain a fair contract:

Contact Liberal candidates and tell them to look after the workers and services in our community:

  • Ted McMeekin, Liberal candidate for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Tel: 905-521-396, Email: [email protected], Tweet: @TedMcMeekin
  • Kevin Flynn, Liberal candidate for Oakville, Tel: 905-827-5141, Email: [email protected], Tweet: KFlynnoakville