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OPSEU members holding picket signs during CarePartners strike.

Local 294 is marking a significant anniversary today. Six months ago, a strike launched by workers at CarePartners in Niagara Region and Norfolk County ended. CarePartners is a for-profit agency under contract to the area’s Community Care Access Centre, which gets its funding from the provincial government.  The workers deliver in-home nursing services like dialysis,...

Many employers are resisting the ORPP as a “job-killing payroll tax.” Now one company — CarePartners — wants to offload its share of the costs onto its workers. Read the full story in the Toronto Star. Related: OPSEU in the News

ST. CATHARINES — The OPSEU Local 294 strike against CarePartners Niagara is over. The local and the employer have agreed to proceed to mediation, backed by binding arbitration, to resolve all outstanding issues. Members of Local 294 will return to work starting December 14, eight months after the strike began. “I am so proud of...

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