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2011 Central Bargaining News: Developmental Services information pickets across Ontario call for respect

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Join the information picket closest to you on July 5th and call for respect for Developmental Services workers and workplaces.

We call on Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan, to provide the funding the sector needs to provide good jobs in our communities.

We call on Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services (COMSOC) to respect working people and make good jobs a priority.

We are defending decent jobs in our communities …because we care

We are defending services when we oppose waitlists, program cuts, demand increased funding, fight back against mergers, and defend decent jobs in our communities. We are a voice for the people that we support.

July 5th marks exactly TWO MONTHS since the sector Provincial Discussion Tables (PDTs) broke down.

That is two months too long. The provincial government is under a lot of pressure with the upcoming elections on October 6. Now is the time to get them back to the table.

The following pickets are planned so far. Please consult the website for the latest details on July 5th actions:http://www.developmentalservices.org

L. 235 Community Living Meaford

10 Marshall St. East, Meaford
4:00 p.m.
Contact: Deb Farrar (519) 387-2351

L. 253 Elmira and District Association for Community Living

118 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira
4:00 p.m.
Contact: Louise Ellis (519) 589-2493

L. 740 & L. 738 Community Living Thunder Bay & Avenue 2 Community Program Service

LCBO County Fair Plaza, Thunder Bay
4:45 p.m.
Contacts: Erin Rice (807)627- 8709, Joel Sinkins (807) 620-4592

L. 473 Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living

84 Isabella St., Pembroke
11:00 .am
Contact: Linda Dombroski (613) 717-0877

L. 249 Community Living Oakville

53 Bond Street
4:30p.m.
Sue Walker (289) 260-5915, Cheryl Wing (289) 259-4630

L. 433 Ongwanada

940 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston
11:30- 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Peggy Macdonald (613) 217-1357

L. 240 Norfolk Association for Community Living

Location: 115 Windham Street
4:00- 6:00 pm
Nancy Gilling (519) 718-3893 

L.166 Community Living London

242 Piccadilly St., London
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health, constituency office
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Debbie Morphew (519) 671-2121

L.166 Middlesex Community Living 

1C Front Street West, Strathroy
Maria Van Bommel, MPP, constituency office
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Teresa Gallerno (519) 205-0705

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