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Chatham – Local 148 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents workers at Chatham-Kent Children’s Services, is fighting employer plans to lay off approximately 30 full- and part-time staff members, or about 20 per cent of the 150 workers with the agency. “These layoffs are completely unnecessary and utterly arbitrary,” said Local...


A coalition of groups representing managers and employees of Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario is calling for the speedy implementation of recommendations from a recent safety survey that reveals troubling issues with workers encountering physically and emotionally unsafe circumstances on a regular basis. Mary Ballantyne, executive director of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies,...


Making the issue of workload visible Your sector executive and bargaining council is urging all units to enforce workload articles in collective agreements and employer policies. The systemic problem of overwork in CAS workplaces is a management issue, not a problem of individual competency. Overwork impacts on our health and contributes to instability in child...

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