20, 2012 After unsuccessful attempts at the bargaining table and at conciliation to achieve a contract for Montage Support Services, OPSEU Local 597 have requested a no board report, starting the countdown to a potential April 2nd strike. more...
2, 2012 More than 30 workers, family members and supporters came out for an upbeat rally in front of Community Living Tillsonburg Head Office on Tuesday, February 28, calling for critical developmental services funding..
February 28, 2012
Developmental Services workers from Community Living Tillsonburg are holding an
information picket on Tuesday, February 28. Calling for proper funding, workers
are protesting cuts to the services so many vulnerable people depend on.
January 19, 2012 Developmental Services workers from Community Living London are holding an information picket at the office of John Milloy, Minister of Community and Social Services on Friday, January 20
December 16, 2011 Developmental Services workers from OPSEU Local 573 at Muki Baum Association for the
Rehabilitation of the Multi-handicapped have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.
December 13, 2011 Workers from Montage Support Services
Local 597 voted 100 percent in favour of strike action if the employer refuses
to offer a fair contract at the bargaining table..
September 24, 2011 More than four hundred
Developmental Services workers in Thunder Bay reached a last-minute settlement
in negotiations with Community Living Thunder Bay (CLTB) and Avenue ll Community
Program Services on Friday evening, narrowly averting a 12:01 a.m. strike
deadline on Sunday, September 25.
August 19, 2011 Armed with flags, megaphones,
flyers and picket signs, more than 100 OPSEU activists and their supporters held
an information picket outside a Bay Street Liberal fundraiser on August 18.
August 18, 2011 OPSEU Developmental Services
workers and their supporters will be holding an information picket outside the
National Club to protest lack of sector funding.
July 7, 2011 The Gananoque and District Association
for Community Living held an information picket here Tuesday morning. The picket
was part of a province wide picket being held by the 400 Community Living groups
in Ontario. more...
July 7, 2011 Carrying placards calling on the
province to "fix provincial wage gaps" and "start centralized bargaining," 16
developmental services workers with Community Living Campbellford-Brighton took
to the street in Campbellford Tuesday to raise the public's awareness of
"longstanding wage inequities" in the developmental services sector.
July 6, 2011 Same issue, different election.
Members of OPSEU Developmental Services workers from Local 473: Madawaska Valley
Association for Community Living held a brief information picket in Pembroke
Tuesday to bring attention to a lack of provincial funding to this sector.
July 5, 2011 The developmental service workers set
up an information picket to protest negotiations that have broken down with the
province. Union representatives say quite often they are the only voice for the
developmentally challenged individuals they take care of. Newswatch's Darryn
Davis has more in this report.
May 30, 2011
More than 125 caregivers for people with
developmental disabilities protested outside Ontario
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan's Windsor
constituency office on Saturday as part of a push
for more funding.
May 27, 2011 Windsor OPSEU Developmental Services
workers will be holding an information picket at Minister of Finance, Dwight
Duncan’s constituency office on Saturday, May 28. The picket highlights the need
for immediate funding to avoid long-term service cuts and increased waitlists.
April 27, 2011 The developmental services central
bargaining team met with representatives from the Ministry of Labour, the
Ministry of Community and Social Services, employer groups and CUPE on Tuesday,
April 26. .
April 15, 2011 OPSEU developmental service workers are
holding information “Block Walks” outside of workplaces across Ontario from
April 15 to April 22. The walks highlight the need for immediate funding to
avoid long-term service cuts and increased waitlists. .
April 7, 2011 The 2011 Provincial Budget fails to
recognize the urgent needs of this chronically under-funded sector. Send a
letter to Minister Dwight Duncan today, and demand that he invest in
developmental services .
March 22, 2011 Central Bargaining talks broke off last
week at the Developmental Services Provincial Discussion Table.
January 18, 2011 Issue 1 This is an exciting time for the
Developmental Services sector. The Union is starting its preparations for
bargaining the first ever centrally negotiated agreement in Developmental
Services. This historic achievement has been 20 years in the making.