Put Kids First rally a great success!
August 15, 2013
Over 150 Local 116 members wore black to work, tied black balloons to their car aerials, then rallied at noon outside London Middlesex CAS. Demanding that the Liberal government implement a moratorium on layoffs and transitional funding for the sector, speakers emphasized again that Prevention is Protection!
The CAS Local was joined by representatives from the college faculty and support staff as well as all three OPSEU Region 1 Executive Board members, Peggy Sattler(NDP MPP for London West) and Teresa Armstrong, (NDP MPP for London Fanshawe).
Calling on the government to put kids first and save programs for families, children and youth at risk, Louise Beneteau, Acting President of Local 116 and a special Local committee planned the event which energized the members to continue their struggle to stop the layoffs and cuts to their CAS.