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OPSEU members at Central West reach tentative agreement

One week before they could have taken strike action, more than 300 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) at Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS) have reached a tentative collective agreement. The members of OPSEU Local 249 had been working without a contract since March 2016. At the heart of the dispute……

Central West info picket draws strong response; strike deadline set

With a September 6 strike deadline now in place, members of OPSEU Local 249 at Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS) walked the perimeter of their central workplace Wednesday to demand that management get serious about bargaining. The marching Local 249 members were joined by OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida,……

​‘No board’ report triggers strike countdown at CWSDS

Oakville – In light of their employer’s refusal to negotiate seriously, the bargaining team for 340 employees with Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS) has asked the Ministry of Labour for a “no board” report. Once the ministry issues the report, a legal strike or lockout may take place on the 17th calendar day following. The……

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