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Youth Employment Services 2010 Bargaining

Youth Employment Services 2010 Bargaining


Youth Employment Services (YES) is a non-profit agency providing hope to youth seeking work. We have been in bargaining since Dec. 2009.

Youth Employment Services workers hold information picket

July 27, 2010 – Employment support workers at Youth Employment Services, OPSEU Local 512, will hold an information picket on July 27 at 12:00 pm at 555 Richmond St.

The bargaining unit filed a No Board report on July 19 and will be in a strike position on August 5, 2010. The bargaining team is scheduled to meet the employer in mediation on July 29, 2010.

Tuesday July 27
Information Picket
555 Richmond St.
12:00 p.m.

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Bargaining team demands better offer

June 30, 2010 – Youth Employment Services (YES) workers, OPSEU Local 512, voted 89% in favour of a strike on Monday, June 28. The vote was held after members rejected a tentative settlement on June 11, 2010.

The bargaining team is looking for better wages and health benefits, and is very disappointed by the employer’s unwillingness to improve the contract language.

“We have a strong strike vote,” says bargaining team member Michael Louca. “And we are hoping that will provide the incentive needed to get the employer back to the table.”

The wage increases offered by the employer would see that YES remains the lowest-paid agency in Toronto. This is unacceptable to the bargaining team, who are continuing to demand a better offer. At this time, the employer has refused a request to return to negotiations.

The team has been bargaining since December of 2009.

YES workers provide youth with assistance in getting jobs, training and education.