The parties reached agreement on the "CAS Provincial Discussion Table Parameters.’
The parties have agreed that the purpose of the CAS Provincial Discussion Table (CAS PDT) is to explore the areas of systemic mutual interest, increase labour stability in the child welfare sector during a time of change and create an environment that facilitates sustainable quality service.
Discussions have begun regarding systemic challenges within the sector and topics to include at the table. All parties were encouraged by the talks thus far and they can best be categorized as exploratory in nature.
The talks will resume on May 4th, 5th and 6th. We will keep you posted as these discussions unfold.
The unions are continuing to ask Locals not to move to impasse on local bargaining issues to allow these CAS PDT discussions to unfold.
Furthermore, if you require any clarification regarding the CAS PDT process please contact the respective PDT table contact listed below.
Contacts for employer and labour unions are as follows:
Employer: Terry Daly firstname.lastname@example.org
CUPE: Kathy Johnson email@example.com
OPSEU: Tracy More firstname.lastname@example.org
CEP: Josephine Petcher email@example.com
Simcoe CAS ea: Steve Rainy firstname.lastname@example.org