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Child Treatment Sector 2010/2011 Bargaining Updates

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Video: Because Kids Matter

December 7, 2011 Momentum is building with the members of Local 666. The employer, Sudbury Child and Family Centre appears not to be interested in its clients or negotiating a contract with its workers. They have been on strike since November 21.

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Members at Sudbury Child and Family Centre hold rally in advance of strike deadline

child_health_november_2011.jpgWith a Nov. 21 strike deadline quickly approaching, children’s mental health workers in Sudbury and area represented by OPSEU Local 666 held a rally on November 17 to back their demands for job security, improved hours of work, better recognition rights and improved wages. Nickel Belt MPP, France Gelinas, attended the rally and spoke about the urgent need for improved funding for this sector. Parents and children also attended in support of workers who provide their mental health services. The Local thanks other sister unions and the Sudbury Labour Council for their presence and support at the rally. Members of Local 666 have been in negotiations since May, 2011. On November 2 talks broke down in conciliation. Members will be in a strike/ lockout position on November 21. Today the bargaining team is in mediation with the employer.

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Information picket receives great support from parents

October 4, 2010

In an incredible show of solidarity Geneva Centre workers came out on en masse to distribute information flyers to parents receiving autism services for their children. Parents were appalled to find out that the employer plans to lay off all staff during the seasonal holidays.  Workers encouraged the public to contact the Executive Director and plan to continue to elicit wide community support for their work at Geneva Center.

Geneva Centre workers to hold information picket

September 29, 2010

Workers at Geneva Centre for Autism, OPSEU Local 548, will hold an information picket on October 4 at 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at 112 Merton St. more

The bargaining unit voted 98% in favour of strike action in August. The bargaining team is scheduled to meet the employer in conciliation on October 7, 2010.

Monday October 4
Information Picket 
112 Merton Street
8:00-8:45 am
4:30-5:15 pm

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