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Please support workers at Homes First Society in Toronto!

Send donations to:
OPSEU Local 540
c/o Kathleen Demereski
31 Wellesely Street East
M4Y 1G7
Toronto, ON

Join workers on the picket line:
90 Shuter Street, Toronto
(at Jarvis between Queen and Dundas)
8 am - 12 noon, Monday to Friday

Thanks to everyone for your support!

 

Homes First Index

March 17, 2013 Workers at Homes First Society in Toronto returned to work on Sunday, March 17 after ratifying a new three-year contract. more...

 

March 15 2013 Homes First workers liven up the picket line with Harlem Shake.

March 13 2013 Homes First workers and their supporters will hold a solidarity rally at Toronto City Hall on Friday, March 15 from noon to 2 pm. Please come out and show your support. more...

March 12 2013 Support Homes First workers currently in their 4th week of a strike. A special fundraiser event will be held in Kensington Market at 8pm on Thursday, March 21. more...

March 7 2013 Homes First workers will rally at City Hall on Friday, March 8, as their strike continues into its third week. more...

March 1,  2013 Thanks to a turnout of more than 50 members and supporters, the OPSEU Local 540 solidarity rally on Wednesday, February 27 made some serious noise.  more.. 

February 27, 2013 Workers at Homes First Society in Toronto will hold a solidarity rally on Wednesday, February 27, from 5 to 6 pm as they call on management to return to negotiations.  more...

February 26 2013 Workers at Homes First want to get back to work serving their community. Please share their new video widely.  more...

February 21, 2013 Close to 50 Homes First workers and their supporters braved the cold. A huge banner at the entrance summed up their message for Toronto City Councillors: “Bad management: you’re paying for it.”   more…

February 19, 2013 Striking Homes First workers and their supporters will rally outside Toronto city hall tomorrow after 70 members of OPSEU Local 540 walked off the job Monday  more...

January 31, 2013 Angered and frustrated by management’s outright refusal to bargain a fair and reasonable collective agreement, 70 workers at the Homes First Society are set to walk off the job Feb. 18.  more...

January 31, 2013 NEWS RELEASE :With a bad faith bargaining application against it at the OLRB, management at Homes First will now impose a lockout on Feb. 1 in its bid to crush the union  more...

December 17, 2012 More than 80 enthusiastic Homes First workers and their supporters crowded the sidewalk outside the agency’s head office on Shuter St. last week in a demonstration of solidarity against the hostile labour tactics displayed by management during contract negotiations.  more...

December 12, 2012 Show support for Workers at Homes First who are currently without a contract. Workers will stage an information picket to expose intimidation and replacement workers at housing support agency  more...

November 25, 2012 Workers at Homes First could be on strike on December 5. Contact Fran Perkins and Patricia Mueller today. Tell them to put dignity first at Homes First. more...

November 21, 2012 After handing their bargaining team a 100 per cent strike mandate, workers at Homes First in Toronto could take job action on Dec. 5 unless a deal can be reached with the agency  more...


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