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OPSEU members join with Parkdale residents in fighting for legal aid clinic

Toronto – OPSEU members joined residents of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood to send a loud message to Legal Aid Ontario about the future of Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS). More than 50 OPSEU members, including PCLS members of local 5118, residents of Parkdale, and supporters of the legal clinic, gathered outside of Legal Aid Ontario’s Bay……

Letter from President Thomas to Legal Aid Ontario regarding Parkdale Community Legal Services

On December 17th, Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent this letter to Legal Aid Ontario CEO, David Field, asking that LAO commit to supporting Parkdale Community Legal Services’ bid to acquire a long-term lease in the community they serve. Parkdale Legal was provided an eviction notice by their landlord in the fall of 2018.   Mr. David……

Summer caseworkers at Parkdale Community Legal Services ratify first contract

TORONTO – Summer caseworkers at Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) in Toronto have voted unanimously to ratify their first-ever collective agreement. The new unit, formed in August 2015, represents approximately 20 students enrolled in the Osgoode Hall Law program and working at PCLS from May to August.  In the 45-year history of PCLS, this collective……