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Assault on youth worker raises alarm

Oakville – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is expressing concern in the wake of a resident assault on a worker at the Syl Apps Youth Centre. A court has imposed a fine of $125,000 on Kinark Child and Family Services, which runs the facility, for failing to provide information, instruction, and supervision to……

We the North

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,……

We the North

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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