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
November 18, 2010 With 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.
November 1, 2010 Workers at Geneva Centre for
Autism in Toronto ratified a tentative contract on Oct. 29, thereby averting the
employer’s threat to lock-out staff. The three-year deal includes a wage
increase of two per cent in the third year and some benefit improvements. .
October 28, 2010 With bargaining extended into the early
morning hours OPSEU Local 548 reached a tentative deal with the employer today.
Members will vote tomorrow.
October 27, 2010 Despite a pledge to meet in
mediation with the union on Oct. 27, management at Geneva Centre for Autism in
Toronto has already posted a notice to its website on Oct. 26 declaring its
intention to lock out its employees on Oct. 29.
October 7, 2010 OPSEU Local 548 at the Geneva Centre for
Autism is one step closer to a strike.
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.
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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
in conciliation on October 7, 2010.
Monday October 4
112 Merton Street
Download Flyer .pdf
August 18, 2010 OPSEU Local 548 at the Geneva
Centre for Autism has begun conciliation with the employer. In a huge show of
support for their bargaining team, 98% of the members voted last week in favour
of a strike mandate.