On May 19, 2017, the North York Women’s Shelter (NYWS) closed its doors and laid off 32 women who worked as domestic violence counsellors and support staff. The 30 shelter beds at NYWS were moved to nine shelters across Toronto, but none of the jobs moved with those beds. Members of OPSEU Local 518 could be unemployed for two years or more before being recalled back to work at a new women’s shelter to be built in North York. Workers and their families are now facing hardship.
To make a donation:
- Please make cheques out to: OPSEU Local 518, Note: Donation to NYWS workers
- Mail to: OPSEU Victoria Park office: 2550 Victoria Park Ave., Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M2J 5A9, to the attention of: Vanda Klumper, OPSEU Staff Representative.